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Research on ageing in Germany

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Thomas von Zglinicki


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The present review on ageing research in Germany is biased towards experimental biogerontology, because this is the field which will define the future of ageing research as a whole. Tn absolute numbers of publications between 1995 and 1999, Germany is comparable to other large European countries. However, Germany ranks definitively last among 10 major developed countries if the numbers of scientific papers per year are seen in relation to the economic capability. This is true for the whole of biomedical research, but it is even more exaggerated for ageing research. There are potent groups in German ageing research capable of producing a good fraction of high-impact papers, however. There are many more researchers in areas highly relevant to gerontology which recently became attracted by gerontological problems. However, the importance of modern biogerontology has not made clear to decision-makers in Germany, so that structural and financial limitations will probably prevent any significant rise in the near future, which would be necessary to keep Germany along with other developed countries. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication metadata

Author(s): von Zglinicki T

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Experimental Gerontology

Year: 2000

Volume: 35

Issue: 3

Pages: 259-270

ISSN (print): 0531-5565

ISSN (electronic): 1873-6815

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/S0531-5565(00)00087-5


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