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Neurons vs germline: a war of hormetic tradeoffs

Overview of attention for article published in Current Aging Science, April 2017
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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Title
Neurons vs germline: a war of hormetic tradeoffs
Published in
Current Aging Science, April 2017
DOI 10.2174/1874609810666170413123547
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Authors

Marios Kyriazis

Abstract

The process of human ageing is significantly dependent upon events which are currently shaping humanity. One such event is the seemingly inexorable progress of technology, and specifically, digital communications technology. Technology and biology are tightly interconnected, and this has a direct relevance on how our own ageing mechanisms are evolving and adapting to the change. One way technology may affect biological ageing is based on the concept of information exposure which acts as a hormetic stimulus and up-regulates neuronal stress response pathways. In this way, neurons become increasingly more likely to acquire repair resources and function for longer, with a consequent overall improvement in healthy lifespan. At the same time, germline repair mechanisms may need to be downgraded in order to accommodate a tradeoff: a corresponding escalation of repairs in neurons. In this Opinion paper I discuss how a meaningful and intentional integration with technology, which hormetically challenges our cognition, may redress the conflict for resources between the soma and the germline, and result in a reduction of age-related dysfunction in participating humans.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 4 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 50%
Student > Master 1 25%
Researcher 1 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 75%
Arts and Humanities 1 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 41. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 June 2018.
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