9780815342137

Biology Of Aging

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  • ISBN13:

    9780815342137

  • ISBN10:

    0815342136

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 7/2/2013
  • Publisher: Garland Science

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Summary

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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