Web Resources

Posted by David Lefkowitz on January 22, 2012 | Web Recon

The goal of the web recon project is to make resources for learning about aging readily available.  It is assumed that the target audience will have a wide variation in range of prior knowledge.  Therefore, it will include material suitable for novice, intermediate, and advanced students.  As of this writing, it is unclear how long the construction and organization of these pages will take.  In the interest of making information available sooner, the following is provided in relatively unstructured format, with refinements to follow.

Aging Sites

http://www.fightaging.org/

Great all around resource.  Strong focus on items relevant to SENS research.

http://biosingularity.com/
Although this site focused on engineering new biological systems and molecular control in manipulating existing life forms, the subject matter is nevertheless often interesting.

http://ouroboros.wordpress.com/

No longer posts regularly, but excellent archives.  See especially “Categories”, right column near bottom.

http://human.ageing-map.org/

Interactive maps of aging changes with references

http://www.anti-agingfirewalls.com/ 

Nutritional advice with many hard science references

Aging Journals

http://impactaging.com/index.html

Best free content aging journal I have found.

http://www.liebertonline.com/REJ

Excellent resource for SENS related articles. Requires subscription; limited free content.

http://www.futuremedicine.com/loi/rme

Requires subscription; moderate free content.

http://www.pathobiologyofaging.net/index.php/pba

New open source journal; looks promising.

http://www.nature.com/cddis/index.html

Cell Death & Disease is in the field of translational cell death. All free content.

http://www.immunityageing.com/

Completely open access.

http://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/home

Open access one year after publication.

Introductory Materials

http://www.sens.org/sens-research/research-themes

Start here to learn about SENS.

http://www.fightaging.org/

See links under heading, The Causes of Aging

Literature repositories

http://www.sens.org/publications

Excellent resource.  Many articles abstract only, however.

http://www.cenegenicsfoundation.org/library/advancesearch.php

Searchable database.  Excellent relevant content.  Appears to be entirely full articles (pdf). 

Outreach materials

Material in this section may be useful in preparing outreach presentations.

http://www.fightaging.org/resources/

http://www.xvivo.net/

Biomedical illustration - animations

http://www.legendarypharma.com/chartbg.html

Systems Biology of Human Aging - Network Model 2011

http://human.ageing-map.org/

Interactive maps of aging changes with references

http://www.wehi.edu.au/education/wehitv/

Molecular animations by cell biologist Drew Berry

http://www.digizyme.com/index.html

Medical illustration

http://www.sageweb.org/articles/2-oll106962-why-we-age-new-insights-into-molecular-causes-of-aging

Some nice slides that may be useful.  Different approach but some common elements with SENS.

BioDigital Systems

Research resources

http://www.agingportfolio.org/

International aging research directory.

http://www.agingportfolio.org/index/rcdl

How to find research projects on your campus.  Caution: this feature has been buggy.

Use drop down subfilter menu and select categories.

Select, e.g., Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, Aging of immune cells (including HIV effects), Infection diseases of aged patients, Neurodegenerative diseases, Premature (accelerated) aging, Aging mechanisms by anatomy.

Click Update List

Select University(ies)

Click Show Projects

http://www.mendeley.com/library/

Organizational tool for research.

http://genomics.senescence.info/index.html

The Human Ageing Genomic Resources (HAGR) is a collection of databases and tools designed to help researchers study the biology and genetics of human aging using a variety of genomic approaches.

http://genomics.senescence.info/links.html

Extensive list of resources for applying computational, genomic, and phylogenetic approaches to aging.  

http://thebiogrid.org/

BioGRID is an online interactive repository for raw protein and genetic interactions from major model organism species.

http://wiki.thebiogrid.org/doku.php/tools

Tools, software, and resources either written by the BioGRID team or a third party for use of BioGRID interaction data.

http://www.cytoscape.org/

Cytoscape is an open source software platform for visualizing complex networks and integrating these with any type of attribute data.

http://pages.genemania.org/

GeneMANIA finds other genes that are related to a set of input genes, using a very large set of functional association data. Association data include protein and genetic interactions, pathways, co-expression, co-localization and protein domain similarity.

http://www.sageweb.org/

All purpose resource "to aid biogerontologists and enhance research into the basic biology of aging."

Open Courseware

The courses found here are mostly not vetted.  Nevertheless, they appear to represent some of the most promising offerings of interest to those seeking undergraduate level education in subject matter that is prerequisite to the pursuit of aging research.

http://www.khanacademy.org/

highly rated; high school or 1st year undergrad; intro biology

http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/introduction-to-biology/id341596582

highly rated; introductory 1st year undergrad; intro biology

http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/biology-1a-001-fall-2010-uc/id391529478

unrated; 1st year undergrad; intro biology

http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/biochemistry-bio-chm-4361/id396186829

unrated; 2nd year undergrad, to follow intro biology course; biochemistry part 1

http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/biochemistry-bio-chm-4362/id413524561

unrated; 2nd year undergrad, to follow intro biology course; biochemistry part 2

http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/bb-350-elementary-biochemistry/id430912656

unrated; 1st year undergrad; intro biochemistry

http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/bb-450-550-intro-acids-bases/id430910646

unrated; 1st year undergrad; intro acids/bases part 1

http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/bb-450-550-intro-acids-bases/id430910685

unrated; 1st year undergrad; intro acids/bases part 2

http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/bb-451-551-general-biochemistry/id430911551

unrated; general biochemistry part 1

http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/bb-451-551-general-biochemistry/id430911899

unrated; general biochemistry part 2

http://www.openculture.com/biology_free_courses

http://onlineuniversityrankings.org/2009/the-worlds-50-best-open-courseware-collections/

http://www.ocwconsortium.org/

http://www.opencontent.org/ocwfinder/

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biology/7-012-introduction-to-biology-fall-2004/

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biology/7-06-cell-biology-spring-2007/

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biology/7-06-cell-biology-spring-2007/syllabus/

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biology/7-28-molecular-biology-spring-2005/

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biology/7-28-molecular-biology-spring-2005/syllabus/

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biology/7-28-molecular-biology-spring-2005/readings/

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biology/7-28-molecular-biology-spring-2005/study-materials/

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biology/7-340-regenerative-medicine-from-bench-to-bedside-spring-2010/

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biology/7-340-regenerative-medicine-from-bench-to-bedside-spring-2010/readings/

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/brain-and-cognitive-sciences/9-110j-neurology-neuropsychology-and-neurobiology-of-aging-spring-2005/

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/brain-and-cognitive-sciences/9-110j-neurology-neuropsychology-and-neurobiology-of-aging-spring-2005/readings/

Link to Review Articles Page

http://www.sens.org/academic-initiative/resources/committees/web-recon/review-articles