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Aging and disease    2018, Vol. 9 Issue (2) : 331-333     DOI: 10.14336/AD.2017.1120
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Aging Health and R&D for Healthy Longevity Must Be Included into the WHO Work Program
Stambler Ilia1,3,*, Jin Kunlin2,3, Lederman Stephanie4, Barzilai Nir4,5, Olshansky S. Jay4,6, Omokaro Emem7, Barratt Jane8, Anisimov Vladimir N.9, Rattan Suresh10,11, Yang Shaohua2,3, Forster Michael2,3, Byles Julie12
1Department of Science, Technology and Society, Bar Ilan University, Israeli Longevity Alliance, and Vetek (Seniority) Association - the Senior Citizens Movement, Israel.
2Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Institute for Healthy Aging, University of North Texas, USA.
3International Society on Aging and Disease, Texas, USA.
4American Federation for Aging Research, New York, USA.
5Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA.
6The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, USA.
7African Society for Ageing Research and Development, and Gerontology Association of Nigeria, Nigeria
8International Federation on Ageing, Toronto, Canada.
9The Gerontological Society of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation.
10Biological Section, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (European Region, IAGG-ER).
11Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
12International Longevity Centre-Australia, and Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Issue Date: 01 April 2018
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Barratt Jane
Anisimov Vladimir N.
Rattan Suresh
Yang Shaohua
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Byles Julie
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Stambler Ilia,Jin Kunlin,Lederman Stephanie, et al. Aging Health and R&D for Healthy Longevity Must Be Included into the WHO Work Program[J]. Aging and disease, 2018, 9(2): 331-333.
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