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About

The Biology of Aging portal (BoA), funded by the Ellison Medical Foundation and hosted at the MBLWHOI Library, aims to put knowledge and issues surrounding aging and lifespan in front of a world-wide audience ranging from school children to expert scientists. Through interactions with the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), BoA will enable the capability to develop comparative biology hypotheses within the context of development, aging, and disease, thus accelerating the pace of understanding and discovery. By revealing similarities or differences across entire spectra of life, BoA may help specialists in aging research identify additional target genes or species for original research, which might further the development of vaccines and potentially lead to prophylactic therapies or cures for age-related conditions. Our goal is to create tools to help scientists, students, and everyone learn more about the biology of aging viewed across all species on Earth.

Publications related to this project

Sarkar IN, Schenk R, Miller H, Norton CN. (2009) “LigerCat: Using ‘MeSH Clouds’ from Journal, Article, or Gene Citations to Facilitate the Identification of Relevant Biomedical Literature.” AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2009: 563–567.
Miller H, Norton CN, Sarkar IN. (2009) GenBank and PubMed: How connected are they? BMC Research Notes 2:101.
Sarkar IN, Schenk R, Norton CN. (2008 ) Exploring historical trends using taxonomic name metadata. BMC Evol Biol. 8:144.
Leary PR, Remsen DP, Norton CN, Patterson DJ, Sarkar IN. (2007) uBioRSS: tracking taxonomic literature using RSS. Bioinformatics 23(11):1434-6.
Sarkar IN. (2007) Biodiversity informatics: organizing and linking information across the spectrum of life. Brief Bioinform. 8(5):347-57.