Saurons-nous jamais ce qui provoque le vieillissement?

Translated title of the contribution: Will we ever know what causes aging?

P. O. Lang, J. Proust, T. Vogel, R. Aspinall

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Since human beings have developed philosophical thinking two existential questions haunt them: Why do we age? Why do we die? This of course raises the following question: How can we stay young forever and free from any disease? Despite technological advances in molecular biology and genetics, none of these issues has been answered yet, and until now the real mechanisms of aging are still poorly identified. Through this article, we present the main supposed mechanisms of our senescence and describe what are, on population level, the three major trends of aging.

Translated title of the contributionWill we ever know what causes aging?
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)337-343
Number of pages7
JournalNPG Neurologie - Psychiatrie - Geriatrie
Issue number78
Early online date30 May 2013
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Aging
  • Aging physiology
  • Aging theories
  • Pathological aging
  • Physiological aging
  • Successful aging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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