The Biology of Aging

The Biology of Aging : Observations and Principles

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Robert Arking's Biology of Aging, 3rd edition, is an introductory text to the biology of aging which gives advanced undergraduate and graduate students a thorough review of the entire field. His prior two editions have also served admirably as a reference text for clinicians and scientists. This new edition captures the extraordinary recent advances in our knowledge of the ultimate and proximal mechanisms underlying the phenomenon of aging. As a result, six important conceptual changes are included here: * Clarified distinctions between the biological mechanisms involved in longevity determination and those involved in senescent processes. * A new conceptual framework around which we can organize all the new facts about aging. This will assist readers to make sense of the information and use the data to form their own ideas. * Increased knowledge of aging cells has lead to new ideas on how a cell transits from a healthy state to a senescent state, while still allowing for high levshow more

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  • Hardback | 624 pages
  • 180.3 x 254 x 35.6mm | 1,202.03g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • Numerous tables and line drawings
  • 0195167392
  • 9780195167399
  • 750,393

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"This third edition is a timely and important contribution that compiles historical and recent research findings in a highly readable form and, as well, tackles some of the difficult conceptual problems in understanding aging"--American Journal of Human Biologyshow more

About Robert Arking

Robert Arking is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Wayne State University. His research involves the mechanisms underlying the onset of senescenece in Drosophila.show more

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