OBM Geriatrics is an Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. The journal takes the premise that innovative approaches – including gene therapy, cell therapy, and epigenetic modulation – will result in clinical interventions that alter the fundamental pathology and the clinical course of age-related human diseases. We will give strong preference to papers that emphasize an alteration (or a potential alteration) in the fundamental disease course of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular aging diseases, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, skin aging, immune senescence, and other age-related diseases.
Geriatric medicine is now entering a unique point in history, where the focus will no longer be on palliative, ameliorative, or social aspects of care for age-related disease, but will be capable of stopping, preventing, and reversing major disease constellations that have heretofore been entirely resistant to interventions based on “small molecular” pharmacological approaches. With the changing emphasis from genetic to epigenetic understandings of pathology (including telomere biology), with the use of gene delivery systems (including viral delivery systems), and with the use of cell-based therapies (including stem cell therapies), a fatalistic view of age-related disease is no longer a reasonable clinical default nor an appropriate clinical research paradigm.
Precedence will be given to papers describing fundamental interventions, including interventions that affect cell senescence, patterns of gene expression, telomere biology, stem cell biology, and other innovative, 21st century interventions, especially if the focus is on clinical applications, ongoing clinical trials, or animal trials preparatory to phase 1 human clinical trials.
Papers must be clear and concise, but detailed data is strongly encouraged. The journal publishes research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.
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Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 12 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).
Positive Aging a Two-Way Street: Healthy Lifestyle and Attitudes of Others
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2022 (Open) Submit Now
Paul M. Valliant, PhD
Professor, Emeritus -Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 2C6, Canada
Research Interests: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Personality Inventory; Executive Function; Social Skills; Criminals; Violence
About the topic:
The Search For Optimal Aging
Currently OBM Geriatrics Lidsen is evaluating manuscripts for an upcoming Special Edition which will feature the advent of Optimal Aging. As people age they face many negative experiences including loneliness, depression and loss of contact with others through death and other experiences. There is a call for Aging Manuscripts which address many of the adverse situations which coincide with the senior years. These manuscripts could include the impact of Covid -19 on emotional and mental health and other significant issues which the elderly face as they age. The myriad concerns which seniors experience interfere with the optimal aging process and the focus of this upcoming Special Edition will evaluate ways of assisting seniors in adjusting positively to these expectations.
by Helena Andrade Figueira , Olivia Andrade Figueira , Alan Andrade Figueira , Carlos Roberto Lyra da Silva , Joana Andrade Figueira and Estelio Henrique Martin Dantas
Received: 14 October 2022; Published: 29 December 2022; doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2204219
The World Health Organization attracted more attention to the positive effects of physical activity (PA) and the adverse effects of stress on the health of older people and, therefore, attracted a more significant number of practitioners. To verify the impact of PA on stress in older people. Observational and analytical research [...]
Finding Positives Amidst the Negatives: A Thematic Analysis of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Canadians 55+
Received: 31 July 2022; Published: 17 November 2022; doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2204213
Disasters such as the COVID-19 pandemic exact a toll on vulnerable populations in terms of morbidity and mortality, but they also provide opportunities for personal growth and development and demonstration of personal and collective resiliency. This inductive thematic analysis explores self-perceived negative and positive impacts of the COVID [...]
Received: 08 August 2022; Published: 17 October 2022; doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2204209
Despite the increase in use and interest in mobile devices by older adults, to date, there is still limited research carried out to better understand older adults’ usage and needs as they relate to such devices. As such, this research examined the use of two types of mobile devices, smartphones, and tablets, by older adults [...]
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