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BIOL480 INTRODUCTION TO THE BIOLOGY OF AGING

Course Code: 2380480
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Biology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
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Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

This course introduces evolutionary models explaning aging and the evolution of life-history traits, provides a physiological and molecular overview of the aging process, as well as current-day resarch on the subject. Recent resarch on the subject. Recent resarch papers on topics including oxidative stress, telomere shortening, Alzheirmer s disease, and comparative aging will be discussed.