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The Correlation of ectopic calcification signatures in the ageing eye and cardiovascular system

Maekawa Tomoki, PhD, DDS; Anna Tan Cheng Sim, MBBS; Ricardo A. Pena-Silva, PhD Competition Sponsor: Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development Ageing has contradictory effects on calcium metabolism, causing bone demineralization (osteoporosis) while in blood vessels and soft tissues proinflammatory cytokines activate osteogenesis and biomineralization, resulting in ectopic calcification.…







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The mechanisms of lifespan regulation by dietary manipulation

Obata Fumiaki, PhD Competition Sponsor: Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development Almost all animals, including humans, develop into adults and eventually age over time. As an environmental factor, dietary intake is essential throughout life. Diet contributes to metabolic and physiological homeostasis via nutrition, the composition of which is modulated…



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