Stress, inflammation and natural immunity in the aging process: a new theory

  • C. Franceschi
  • E. Ottaviani
Invited Lecture


Neuroendocrine System Original Proposal Pamine Common Evolutionary Origin Mytilus Galloprovincialis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Franceschi
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. Ottaviani
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of ModenaModenaItaly
  2. 2.Dept. of Gerontological Research INRCAAnconaItaly

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