Social Science

Handbook of the Biology of Aging

Author: Edward J. Masoro

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 680

View: 828

The Handbook of the Biology of Aging, Sixth Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research findings in the biology of aging. Intended as a summary for researchers, it is also adopted as a high level textbook for graduate and upper level undergraduate courses. The Sixth Edition is 20% larger than the Fifth Edition, with 21 chapters summarizing the latest findings in research on the biology of aging. The content of the work is virtually 100% new. Though a selected few topics are similar to the Fifth Edition, these chapters are authored by new contributors with new information. The majority of the chapters are completely new in both content and authorship. The Sixth Edition places greater emphasis and coverage on competing and complementary theories of aging, broadening the discussion of conceptual issues. Greater coverage of techniques used to study biological issues of aging include computer modeling, gene profiling, and demographic analyses. Coverage of research on Drosophilia is expanded from one chapter to four. New chapters on mammalian models discuss aging in relation to skeletal muscles, body fat and carbohydrate metabolism, growth hormone, and the human female reproductive system. Additional new chapters summarize exciting research on stem cells and cancer, dietary restriction, and whether age related diseases are an integral part of aging. The Handbook of the Biology of Aging, Sixth Edition is part of the Handbooks on Aging series, including Handbook of the Psychology of Aging and Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, also in their 6th editions.
Medical

Molecular Biology of Aging

Author: Leonard Guarente

Publisher: CSHL Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 610

View: 148

This volume covers the major threads in the molecular genetics of aging, including genes that regulate aging, causes of aging, evolutionary theories of aging, and the relationship between diet and aging. Among specific topics covered are calorie restriction, mitochondria, sirtuins, telomeres, stem cells, and cancer.
Science

Biology of Aging

Author: Roger B. McDonald

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 415

Biology of Aging, Second Edition presents the biological principles that have led to a new understanding of the causes of aging and describes how these basic principles help one to understand the 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. Roger McDonald received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis. Dr. McDonald’s research focused on mechanisms of cellular aging and the interaction between nutrition and aging. His research addressed two key topics in the field: the relationship between dietary restriction and lifespan, and the effect of aging on circadian rhythms and hypothalamic regulation. You can contact Dr. McDonald at [email protected] Related Titles Ahmad, S. I., ed. Aging: Exploring a Complex Phenomenon (ISBN 978-1-1381-9697-1) Moody, H. R. & J. Sasser. Gerontology: The Basics (ISBN 978-1-1387-7582-4) Timiras, P. S. Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics (ISBN 978-0-8493-7305-3)
Family & Relationships

Biology of Longevity and Aging

Author: Robert Arking

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 720

View: 600

Revised edition of: Biology of aging: observations and principles. 2006.
Medical

Biology of Aging

Author: Robert Arking

Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 570

View: 424

This work looks at the biological mechansims of ageing in four parts. It looks at the definition and measurement of ageing; the evolution and description of ageing; theories of ageing; and prospects within research and the societal field of ageing.
Science

Molecular Biology of Aging

Author: University of California, Los Angeles

Publisher: Wiley-Liss

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 430

View: 265

This broad ranging study explores the recent findings in the dynamic field of molecular biogerontology. It examines the numerous molecular changes which occur during senescence and pinpoints the basic biological pacemakers of aging. Investigators examine the importance of DNA damage and the extent of differential gene expression during aging. There are discussions of attempts to manipulate the lifespans of various model organisms through gene transfer and regulated gene expression. Throughout, the contributors stress that the genome holds the ultimate key to understanding the limits of lifespan and the determinants of senescence.
Family & Relationships

Evolutionary Biology of Aging

Author: Michael R. Rose

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 221

View: 893

In this provocative book on the process of growing old, Michael Rose goes right to the heart of the fundamental "unsolved problem" of biology. Why do we grow old? The proposed theory is that to understand aging we must understand its evolution; only then do its taxonomic distribution and its genetic and physiological mechanisms become intelligible. Evidence is produced from the fields of cell biology, physiology, and gerontology.
Education

Handbook of the Biology of Aging

Author: Nicolas Musi

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 468

View: 393

Handbook of the Biology of Aging, Ninth Edition, provides a comprehensive synthesis and review of the latest and most important advances and themes in modern biogerontology. The book focuses on the trend of ‘big data’ approaches in the biological sciences, presenting new strategies to analyze, interpret and understand the enormous amounts of information being generated through DNA sequencing, transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomics methodologies applied to aging related problems. Sections cover longevity pathways and interventions that modulate aging, innovative tools that facilitate systems-level approaches to aging research, the mTOR pathway and its importance in age-related phenotypes, and much more. Assists researchers in keeping abreast of research and clinical findings outside their subdiscipline Helps medical, behavioral and social gerontologists understand what basic scientists and clinicians are discovering Includes new chapters on genetics, evolutionary biology, bone aging, and epigenetic control Examines the diverse research being conducted in the study of the biology of aging
Science

Molecular Biology of Aging

Author: University of California, Los Angeles

Publisher: Wiley-Liss

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 430

View: 559

This broad ranging study explores the recent findings in the dynamic field of molecular biogerontology. It examines the numerous molecular changes which occur during senescence and pinpoints the basic biological pacemakers of aging. Investigators examine the importance of DNA damage and the extent of differential gene expression during aging. There are discussions of attempts to manipulate the lifespans of various model organisms through gene transfer and regulated gene expression. Throughout, the contributors stress that the genome holds the ultimate key to understanding the limits of lifespan and the determinants of senescence.
Science

The Biology of Human Ageing

Author: Society for the Study of Human Biology

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 309

This book discusses the findings of a joint symposium held in 1984 to consider human ageing and longevity from an interdisciplinary point of view.
Health & Fitness

Biology of Human Aging

Author: Alexander P. Spence

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 236

View: 936

For one-semester introductory-level courses in the Biology of Human Aging, for non-majors. A general — yet substantive — overview of the aging process, this text explores age-related changes and age-related dysfunctions common to each body system. Scientific terminology is kept to a minimum.
Medical

Biology of Aging

Author: James Learned Christiansen

Publisher: William C Brown Pub

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 414

Psychology

Molecular Biology of Aging

Author: Avril D. Woodhead

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 482

View: 602

It is delightful but humbling to find my face at the start of these Proceedings--there are innumerable other faces which could equally weIl stand there, from among the band who have fore gathered at every gerontology conference since the subject was launched in its present form; but I deeply appreciate being there. Gerontology d. id not grow by accident. Its present standing is the fruit of careful planning, undertaken by European and American scientists back in the 1950's. In those days it was still a "fringe" science, and the conspirators had much the standing of the 1920's Interplanetary Society. The United States itself is the offspring of conspiracy, for when the results of conspiracy are beneficent, the conspirators become Founding Fathers. This has been the case with gerontology. The present meeting is especially gratifying because the papers have been recitals of normal, hard-science investigation. We had to get through the rigors of a long period of semantic argument and a long period of one-shot general theories before this kind of meeting, normal in all other research fields, could take place. It was also necesssary to breed in the menagerie a generation of excellent investigators aware of the theoretical background but unintimidated by it, who share our conviction that human aging is comprehensible and probably controllable, and who go into the laboratory to attack specifics.
Aging

Biological Markers of Aging

Author: Conference on Nonlethal Biological Markers of Physiological Aging

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Aging

Page: 252

View: 517

Aging

Research Programs in Aging

Author: National Institutes of Health (U.S.). Center for Aging Research

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Aging

Page:

View: 400

Science

Molecular Biology of Aging

Author:

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 994

Molecular Biology of Aging, the latest volume in the Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science series, focuses on placental development and disease. Contains contributions from leading authorities on the topic Publishes cutting-edge reviews in molecular biology