Focus on Modern Topics in the Biology of Aging

Focus on Modern Topics in the Biology of Aging

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Presenting the latest research in the biology of aging, this volume addresses important theoretical issues focusing on the basis for why humans live as long as they do. Expert authors combine three general paradigms of aging research: demographic studies, evolutionary studies, and studies of biological mechanisms.: Topics explored include: .; Why does aging occur?; Cellular aging; Models in aging research; Modern approaches to the mechanisms of aging; The genetics of behavioral aginThe designation aquot;longevity genes, aquot; or aquot;gerontogenes, aquot; skirts a difficult issue in aging research: the distinction between disease and aging. ... longevity genes fall into the category of disease genes or whether they encode proteins that are involved in various fundamental biological processes, which they affect ... test in bacteria and in yeast, suggesting the utility of these aquot;lowlyaquot; organisms in human biology.

Title:Focus on Modern Topics in the Biology of Aging
Author:Vincent J. Cristofalo, Richard C. Adelman
Publisher:Springer Publishing Company - 2002-01-01


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