About this Research Topic
We are now entering the third decade of the 21st Century, and, especially in recent years, the achievements made by scientists have been exceptional, leading to major advancements in the fast-growing field of the molecular mechanisms of aging. Frontiers has organized a series of Research Topics to highlight the latest advancements in different fields of research. This editorial initiative, led by Dr Marco Brotto - an Associate Editor in the Molecular Mechanisms of Aging section, is focused on new insights, novel developments, current challenges, latest discoveries, recent advances and future perspectives in the field.
This Research Topic solicits brief, forward-looking contributions from the editorial board members that describe the state of the art, recent developments and major accomplishments that have been achieved and that need to occur to move the field forward. Authors are encouraged to identify the greatest challenges in the sub-disciplines, and how to address those challenges.
The goal of this special edition Research Topic is to shed light on the progress made in the past decade in the molecular mechanisms of aging field and on its future challenges to provide a thorough overview of the field. This article collection will inspire, inform and provide direction and guidance to researchers in the field.
While not limited to these topics, there is great interest in articles addressing essential mechanisms as they relate or help explain aging and senescence focused to the following topics: chromosomes, proteostasis, nutrient sensing fuel selection; lipid signaling/lipid signaling mediators, stem cell function, aging specific Biomarkers. We also welcome insights into the strong link between Aging and COVID-19; understand these mechanisms could be key not only a deeper aging understanding. We also invite contributions that address the molecular mechanisms of osteosarcopenia, a major aging-induced syndrome due to its global societal burden, and how it influences all other tissues and organs.
Keywords: aging, biomarkers, senescence, chromosomes, proteostasis, nutrient sensing, lipid signaling/lipid signaling mediators, stem cell function, covid19, osteosarcopenia
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.