Biology of Aging
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Description: Biology of Agingpresents 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, it 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. The book also includes end-of-chapter discussion questions to help students assess their knowledge of the material.
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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.
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 7/2/2013
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
|Basic Concepts in the Biology of Aging|
|Measuring Biological Aging|
|Evolutionary Theories of Longevity and Aging|
|Genetics of Longevity|
|The Physiology of Human Aging|
|Age-Related Disease in Humans|
|Modulating Aging and Longevity|
|Life Table Calculations|
|A Brief History on the Theories of Aging|