Genes, Aging and Immortality
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Description: This booklet answers questions about the mysteries of aging and the search for immortality. nbsp;It describes some of the current progress in the scientific study of aging and explores social and ethical questions surrounding the real possibility of human lifespan extension.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $19.20
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/29/2005
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
|Questions about the Biology of Aging|
|What is aging?|
|Measuring Aging, Lifespan and Life Expectancy Aging has become a significant feature of human life only in recent history|
|What happens to our bodies and cells as we age?|
|Our Aging Bodies Diseases associated with aging Biomarkers of aging What does it mean to die of old age?|
|Why do we age and die?|
|What is the purpose?|
|How do we age and die?|
|Cell death Cellular senescence hypotheses Wear and Tear Hypotheses|
|The Oxidative Stress (Free Radical) Hypothesis Do genes control aging and death?|
|Questions about the Search for Immortality|
|Do all organisms age?|
|Are any organisms immortal?|
|Could humans become immortal?|
|Is there an upper limit to the human lifespan?|
|If not immortal, can we extend our lifespans significantly?|
|Do diets, supplements and lifestyles affect human lifespan?|
|What is the future for antiaging research?|
|What's the best way to live to 120?|
|Questions about Aging and Society|
|What are the social, economic and political implications of extending the human lifespan?|
|What are the ethics of extending human lifespan?|
|How do cultures differ in their attitudes towards aging and the aged?|
|Are there advantages to aging?|
|References and Resources|