A section of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
This section will cover all biological theories of aging in humans, beginning with theories of the genetic regulation of aging, including cellular theories and DNA repair mechanisms and antioxidants, as well as the effects of overweight and malnutrition. Welcome are studies on proteostasis, which is the importance of the structure of proteins for proper functioning of molecules, and how aging affects this. At the systems level, some theories of aging actually include effects that are caused by progressive damage to cells and body systems over time. In detail, during aging, many physiological systems spontaneously change independently of the presence of chronic diseases, particularly the peripheral and central nervous system.
The mechanisms which chronically influence cognitive and motoric frailty are, for example, particularly relevant due to the prevalence of frail older persons. All these changes may result in the occurrence of cognitive and motoric frailty and accelerated progression of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Longitudinal studies are needed to evaluate the mechanism of the onset of motoric-cognitive risk syndrome in older persons.
Moreover, biological mechanisms involving changes in the aging of many systems, such as muscles, the peripheral and central nervous system, bone, and cardiac and respiratory systems are welcome for explaining age-related diseases or age-associated diseases.
Topical Advisory Panel
Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:
- Innovative Non-pharmacological Interventions for Patients with Dementia (Deadline: 8 December 2023)
- Exclusive Papers Collection of Editorial Board Members in the Section "Aging" (Deadline: 15 December 2023)
- Skeletal Muscle and Vascular Function across Healthy Aging and Disease (Deadline: 31 December 2023)
- Dementia Research: Epidemiology and Public Health (Deadline: 31 December 2023)
- Depressive Symptoms, Cognitive Functioning, Frailty, Multimorbidity and Loneliness among Older Population: An Update (Deadline: 31 December 2023)
- Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Lifestyle Improvement Depending on Exercise or Physical Activity in Middle-Aged and Older Adults (Deadline: 31 January 2024)
- Advanced Research in Geriatric and Gerontological Nursing (Deadline: 1 February 2024)
- Using Big Data to Drive Safe and Effective Medication Use in Older Adults Receiving Aged Care Services (Deadline: 30 March 2024)
- The Role of Neighborhood Social Networks in Health Behaviors and Healthy Aging (Deadline: 30 March 2024)
- Care and Services in Healthy Aging (Deadline: 31 March 2024)
- Social Inequalities in Later Life: Care Services in the Future (Deadline: 10 April 2024)
- Understanding the Aging and Age-Related Neurological Disease (Deadline: 15 April 2024)
- Innovative Approaches to Supporting Oral Health among Older Adults in Long-Term Care (Deadline: 30 April 2024)
- Travel, Health, and Wellness of Older Adults (Deadline: 15 May 2024)
- Fitness, Strength, and Exercise in Older Women (Deadline: 31 May 2024)
- Older Adults' Health and Wellbeing (Deadline: 31 May 2024)
- Advances in Cardiac Rehabilitation Research (Deadline: 31 May 2024)
- Rising to the Healthy Ageing Challenge: Co-production with Older People and Business (Deadline: 31 May 2024)
- Perspectives of Aged Care: Home, Community and Society (Deadline: 31 May 2024)
- Healthy Aging (Deadline: 6 June 2024)
- Aging Health Inequalities (Deadline: 7 June 2024)
- Falls and Risk Factors for Falls among Older Adult Populations: Implications for Treatment and Monitoring Strategies (Deadline: 31 August 2024)