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Observations and Principles



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Biology of Aging: Observations and Principles by Robert Arking
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This is a complete, class-tested overview of the biological processes underlying aging at the molecular, cellular, organismal and population levels. Although intended as a textbook of gerontology for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in biological or biomedical fields, Biology of Aging will also be of interest to professionals and general readers with a background in general biology.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Observations - definition and measurement of aging: perspectives on aging; measurement of aging changes in population; measurement of aging changes in individuals - a methodological overview. Part 2 Observations - evolution and description of aging: evolutionary and comparative aspects of longevity; human aging; genetic determinants of longevity; empirical methods of modifying longevity. Part 3 Principles - theories of aging: concepts and theories of aging; stochastic theories of aging; programmed theories of aging; aging as an intracellular based process; aging as a breakdown of intercellular regulatory process. Part 4 Conclusions and prospects: is there a common aging mechanism?; aging research and societal goals.
Release date NZ
August 28th, 1998
Country of Publication
United States
2nd Revised edition
bibliography, indexes
Sinauer Associates Inc.,U.S.
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