A revolution for aging research

  title={A revolution for aging research},
  author={Michael G. Rose and Casandra L. Rauser and Laurence D. Mueller and Gregory Benford},
In the year 1992, two publications on age-specific mortality rates revealed a cessation of demographic aging at later ages in very large cohorts of two dipteran species reared under a variety of conditions. Despite some initial concerns about possible artifacts, these findings have now been amply corroborated in the experimental literature. The eventual cessation of aging undermines the credibility of simple Gompertzian aging models based on a protracted acceleration in age-specific mortality… CONTINUE READING