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Main Title: Editorial
Author(s): Gerstorf, Denis
Bertram, Lars
Lindenberger, Ulman
Pawelec, Graham
Demuth, Ilja
Steinhagen-Thiessen, Elisabeth
Wagner, Gert G.
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Human aging is characterized by large differences between and within older adults. Numerous factors are known to contribute to these differences, including genetic and immunological, somatic and medical, cognitive and behavioral, psychosocial and experiential, as well as socioeconomic and geospatial conditions. Continuing and expanding the scientific objectives of the Berlin Aging Study, the Berlin Aging Study II (BASE-II) seeks to comprehensively describe phenomena associated with aging and old age and to better understand the multiple different underlying factors and their interactions. To this end, BASE-II was established as a multi-institutional project combining and integrating interdisciplinary perspectives ranging from molecular genetics and immunology, geriatric medicine and psychology, to sociology and economics. In this Special Issue, we have compiled seven empirical analyses that feature examples of interdisciplinary insights that BASE-II provides by linking data across multiple levels of analyses at which human functioning and development occur in old age. Here, we provide an overview of the study, note commonalities between BASE-II and earlier studies, and highlight some of its unique qualities.
Issue Date: 2016
Date Available: 26-Oct-2017
DDC Class: 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Subject(s): successful aging
immune system
individual differences
Berlin aging study
Sponsor/Funder: BMBF, 01UW0808, Die Berliner Altersstudie (BASE): Fortführung und Erweiterung (BASE II)
BMBF, 16SV5537, Berliner Altersstudie II - BASE II - ; Teilvorhaben: Survey Methodik und Sozialwissenschaft
BMBF, 16SV5837, Berliner Altersstudie II - BASE II - ; Teilvorhaben: Projektkoordination, Datenbank und Psychologie
BMBF, 16SV5538, Berliner Altersstudie II - BASE II - ; Teilvorhaben: Molekulargenetik
BMBF, 16SV5536K, Berliner Altersstudie II - BASE II - ; Teilvorhaben: Innere Medizin/Geriatrie
Journal Title: Gerontology
Publisher: Karger
Publisher Place: Basel, München
Volume: 62
Issue: 3
Publisher DOI: 10.1159/000441495
Page Start: 311
Page End: 315
EISSN: 1423-0003
ISSN: 0304-324X
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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