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Biology of Aging


By: Roger B McDonald (Author)

368 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, tables

Garland Science

Paperback | Aug 2013 | #204876 | ISBN-13: 9780815342137
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Biology of Aging presents the biological principles that have led to a new understanding of the causes of aging and longevity and describes how these basic principles help one to understand the uniquely human experience of biological aging, longevity, and age-related disease.

Intended for undergraduate biology students, Biology of Aging describes how the rate of biological aging is measured; explores the mechanisms underlying cellular aging; discusses the genetic pathways that affect longevity in various organisms; outlines the normal age-related changes and the functional decline that occurs in physiological systems over the lifespan; and considers the implications of modulating the rate of aging and longevity.

Biology of Aging also includes end-of-chapter discussion questions to help students assess their knowledge of the material.


1: Basic Concepts in the Biology of Aging
2: Measuring Biological Aging
3: Evolutionary Theories of Longevity and Aging
4: Cellular Aging
5: Genetics of Longevity
6: Plant Senescence
7: Human Longevity
8: The Physiology of Human Aging
9: Age-Related Disease in Humans
10: Modulating Aging and Longevity

Appendix 1: Life Table Calculations
Appendix 2: A Brief History on the Theories of Aging

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