Gerontology Research Group

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Gerontology Research Group
Acrónimo GRG
Tipo organización
Campo gerontología
Fundación 1990
Fundador L. Stephen Coles
Sede central Universidad de California en Los Ángeles (Estados Unidos)
Sitio web

El Gerontology Research Group (GRG) fue creado en Los Ángeles, California, Estados Unidos en 1990 y se encarga de verificar qué personas son supercentenarias, es decir, que han cumplido los 110 años.[1][2][3][4][5]

El GRG fue fundado por L. S. Coles[6][7][8]​ y S. M. Kaye.[1]​ La edición de 2008 del Guinness World Records indica que utiliza las listas del GRG para su categoría de «Personas vivas más ancianas del mundo». El grupo verifica las edades de nacimiento mediante certificados de nacimiento y de matrimonio.[3][9][10][11]The New York Times escribió que el GRG ha sido reconocido como «una autoridad en la materia» de la verificación de supercentenarios.[11][12]

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  1. a b Kaye, Steven M. «General Concepts for Directions to Proceed with the 21st Century Biotechnology Group». Joint Venture Partners. Archivado desde el original el 9 de octubre de 2007. Consultado el 31 de octubre de 2007. «Much of the philosophy and technological developments described above, have come from the doctors and scientists participating in the Gerontological Research Group in Los Angeles. Gerontological Research, co-founded in 1992 by Steven M. Kaye, MD and Stephen Coles, MD, PhD., has become a "Rand Corporation" think tank for life extension research and development. The JVP Venture Fund Biotechnology Group has full access to the world’s most advanced thinking, and visionary medical scientists.» 
  2. «Odds of reaching 100 get better.». Pittsburgh Tribune Review. 1 de junio de 2006. «... according to The Gerontology Research Group, a nonprofit volunteer organization ...» 
  3. a b «Research group tracks oldest-living people». Daily Bruin. 10 de junio de 2004. Archivado desde el original el 10 de mayo de 2008. Consultado el 31 de octubre de 2007. «They are searching for an alternate route to immortality other than the fountain of youth. ... The group works closely with the Guinness Book of World Records and is now considered the primary source for verifying the world’s oldest person for the annual records’ book. ... Coles added that about a year ago, the Guinness Book began to recognize the group as the primary source for verifying the ages of people.» 
  4. «The 100+ club». BBC. 2 de septiembre de 2005. Consultado el 31 de octubre de 2007. «The term applies to anyone older than 110 and, according to the US Gerontology Research Group, there are 68 supercentenarians in the world today. None of them were born in the UK - Ms d'Abreu was born in India.» 
  5. «One of oldest Portuguese women, 110, dies.». Modesto Bee. 9 de noviembre de 2007. Archivado desde el original el 17 de febrero de 2009. Consultado el 31 de octubre de 2007. «... according to the Gerontology Research Group. Mrs. Sanders spent the last decade of her life at the La Sierra Care Center in Merced, ...» 
  6. «About the Gerontology Research Group (GRG)...». GRG. Archivado desde el original el 3 de enero de 2013. Consultado el 22 de febrero de 2013. 
  7. «Supercentenarian Research Foundation». Gerontology Research Group. Consultado el 31 de octubre de 2007. «L. Stephen Coles, M.D., Ph.D., Director and Treasurer of the Supercentenarian Research Foundation». 
  8. Web MD. «Researchers Work to Crack Code of Long Life». Consultado el 31 de octubre de 2007. «People don't live to be 110 "because they don't age; it's a fortuitous, genetic roll of the dice, so there is not an intervention available to people who are still alive," says L. Stephen Coles, MD, PhD, a gerontologist with the Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group at UCLA». 
  9. Guinness World Records 2008. 2008. pp. 67. ISBN 1-904994-19-9. 
  10. Zaslow, Jeffrey (28 de febrero de 2005). «Gerontology sleuths search for 'supercentenarians'». Wall Street Journal in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Consultado el 31 de octubre de 2007. «Her ripe old age was "a falsehood perpetrated by the tourism industry there," says GRG co-founder L. Stephen Coles, a physician and stem-cell researcher at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, where GRG is based. GRG counts just 12 undisputed cases of people ever reaching 115. ... The 14-year-old GRG, which the Guinness World Records Book now relies on to confirm longevity records. ...» 
  11. a b «Researchers are studying what causes some people -- such as two OC...». Orange County Register. 3 de agosto de 2004. «Coles is co-founder of the Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group, which verifies supercentenarian ages for Guinness world Records using birth and marriage ...» 
  12. Medina, Jennifer (30 de enero de 2007). «In Connecticut, World’s Oldest Woman Dies at 114.». New York Times. Consultado el 16 de noviembre de 2007. «In the last month alone, the title of oldest person has changed hands three times, according to the Gerontology Research Group, an authority on the matter. 'The Guinness Book of World Records will not be able to keep up,' said Dr. L. Stephen Coles of the University of California, Los Angeles, the executive director of the group. 'This has been a pretty volatile time. Usually we’ve had a more stable No. 1 position.'». 

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