Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Ames, Bruce N.
Location University of California, Berkeley
Primary Field Biochemistry
Secondary Field Medical Physiology and Metabolism
 Election Citation
Not available
 Research Interests
Our main interest is in identifying the important mutagens damaging human DNA, the defenses protecting us from them, and the consequences of DNA damage for cancer and aging. Aging and the degenerative diseases that accompany it are shown, in good part, to be due to oxidation. This has led us to become interested in oxidative mutagens, dietary antioxidants, oxidative defenses, and developing methods for measuring oxidation in humans with an aim of delaying the degenerative diseases of aging.

 
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