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Biology of Aging

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
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations
bibliography, indexes
Imprint
Sinauer Associates Inc.,U.S.
Pages
410
ISBN-13
9780878930432
Product ID
1835415

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