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Positive biology: the centenarian lesson

This collection reviews information on ageing and longevity to help understand the biological mechanisms of health and well-being. This collection is also available in print from Amazon

  1. Research

    Genetics of longevity. Data from the studies on Sicilian centenarians

    The demographic and social changes of the past decades have determined improvements in public health and longevity. So, the number of centenarians is increasing as a worldwide phenomenon. Scientists have focus...

    Carmela R Balistreri, Giuseppina Candore, Giulia Accardi, Manuela Bova, Silvio Buffa, Matteo Bulati, Giusi I Forte, Florinda Listì, Adriana Martorana, Marisa Palmeri, Maria Valeria Pellicanò, Loredana Vaccarino, Letizia Scola, Domenico Lio and Giuseppina Colonna-Romano

    Immunity & Ageing 2012 9:8

    Published on: 23 April 2012

  2. Short report

    Centenarians and diet: what they eat in the Western part of Sicily

    This paper pays attention to the modifiable lifestyle factors such as diet and nutrition that might influence life extension and successful ageing. Previous data reported that in Sicily, the biggest Mediterran...

    Sonya Vasto, Claudia Rizzo and Calogero Caruso

    Immunity & Ageing 2012 9:10

    Published on: 23 April 2012

  3. Editorial

    “Positive biology”: the centenarian lesson

    The extraordinary increase of the elderly in developed countries underscore the importance of studies on ageing and longevity and the need for the prompt spread of knowledge about ageing in order to satisfacto...

    Calogero Caruso, Giuseppe Passarino, Annibale Puca and Giovanni Scapagnini

    Immunity & Ageing 2012 9:5

    Published on: 23 April 2012