Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University ›› 2021, Vol. 55 ›› Issue (Sup.1): 30-31.doi: 10.16183/j.cnki.jsjtu.2021.S1.032

Special Issue: 上海交通大学建校125周年科学问题专辑

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Why Do People Age: Aging Mechanism of Organism

LIU Ze,YANG Guoyuan   

  1. School of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China
  • Received:2021-02-03 Online:2021-03-28 Published:2021-04-09

Abstract: Aging is an unavoidable problem that has puzzled scientists for years. The programming theory and the damage or error theory are representatives of the modern mainstream biological theories on human aging. With the continuous improvement of medicine, a variety of novel aging theories such as the microcirculation theory and the telomerase theory have emerged, which enrich the research perspectives in this field. But the existing theories are still not good enough to explain the process of aging. Many theories are related to each other in a complex way. The research and test of various aging theories can promote the understanding of the aging mechanism and benefit human beings.

Key words: aging; lifespan; mechanism

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