Dr. Chris Barton, assistant professor of biology, was interviewed and cited in an article on aging and anti-aging research by RedOrbit.com. Per the article, “With a Ph. D. in Biochemistry from Vanderbilt University and specializations in physiology, cell biology and molecular genetics, Dr. Barton was able to provide insight into one of the many areas of research currently being studied among those in the field of life extension and anti-aging. ‘Perhaps one of the most popular views behind the aging process is the ‘stem cell theory of aging,’ which states that as we age, our stem cells aren’t able to continue dividing to replenish the cells that are being lost in our tissues and organs,’ Dr. Barton explained, believing this to be an area of research holding great promise.”
RedOrbit.com, headquartered in Nashville, was founded in November 2002 and is “committed to providing stimulating, original content and presentation, with over 2,000,000 pages covering the vast ideological spectrums of space, science, health, and technology.”
The article can be accessed here.