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'Ageing seems to be the only available way to live a long life.' Daniel Auber

Immunity & Ageing publishes articles on all aspects of ageing examined from an immunological point of view.

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'Ageing seems to be the only available way to live a long life.' Daniel Auber

Immunity & Ageing publishes articles on all aspects of ageing examined from an immunological point of view.

Immunity & Ageing is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of ageing examined from an immunological point of view. 

During the past century, mankind has gained more years of average life expectancy than in the last 10,000 years. More than 20% of the Western population is over 60 years of age, and the proportion of those over 85 is growing six times faster than the population as a whole. Over the last few years, journals oriented towards gerontology and geriatric sciences have been accepting an increasing number of articles dealing with the immunology of ageing, but Immunity & Ageing is a journal specialising in this growing field.

About the Editor

Professor Calogero Caruso MD is an immunopathologist whose research interests are in biogerontology, in particular in genotypic and phenotypic determinants involved in attainment of successful and unsuccessful ageing. In this field, his group was the first to demonstrate the role of cytokine anti-inflammatory genotype in achieving longevity, turning the attention of the related scientific community towards the opposite role of inflammatory mediator genotypes in longevity and age-related diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.

He is currently Full Professor of General Pathology and Director of Palermo University Medical School “Ippocrate”. As previously stated, his laboratory studies several aspects of ageing, in particular the role of B immunosenescence and immunogenetics in longevity (the model of centenarians and of their offspring) and Alzheimer’s diseases (the role of systemic inflammation and diet).

I am delighted to be the Editor-in-Chief of Immunity & Ageing devoted to the role of natural and acquired immunity in successful and unsuccessful ageing of both human beings and experimental models. Whether your interests are immunological aspects of ageing, age-related diseases and longevity, this journal can serve as an appropriate venue.