Alla ricerca di un organismo modello per l’invecchiamento
The quest for model organism(s) in aging research

published in July - December 2016 - pH - issue n.2
Eva Terzibasi Tozzini, Alessandro Cellerino

The limited duration of our lives (and therefore aging) is obviously at the center of phylosophy and religion since records of these activities are available. Since aging is a physiological process that – although variable in its manifestations – can be observed in every human and can be defined as age-dependent reduction in the performance of basically every physiological function, there is hardly another field of physiology that provides such an extensive interface with the humanities.