Handbook of the Biology of Aging

Handbook of the Biology of Aging

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The Fifth Edition of the Handbook of the Biology of Aging continues the tradition of providing a comprehensive overview of some of the most important topics in biomedical gerontology. Beginning with an introduction to concepts and theories of aging, the book is then divided into three main sections covering cellular processes in organismic aging, systemic factors in organismic aging, and models of retarded aging. The book closes with a look at the future of biomedical research as it relates to aging, health, and longevity.
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  • Paperback | 534 pages
  • 175.3 x 253.5 x 27.2mm | 1,045.05g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • w. figs.
  • 0124782604
  • 9780124782600

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The Handbook of the Biology of Aging is highly recommended for any academic, medical, or large public library. It concisely and clearly summarizes the latest research on the biology of aging and provides citations to the best and most recent studies. --E-STREAMS (Vol. 5, No. 6, June 2002) The outstanding aspects of this book are the thorough coverage of the topics and the organization of the book, which gives a comprehensive look at the molecular biology of aging... This wonderful book remains a leading standard in the field. --DOODY PUBLICATIONS The Fifth Edition... continues the tradition of providing a comprehensive overview of some of the most important topics biomedical gerontology. --NEWSLETTER OF THE ASSOCATION FOR GERONTOLOGY IN HIGHER EDUCATION (September/October 2001) @from:Praise for the previous edition: This text provides an overview of important topics in biomedical gerontology. Geriatricians, medical researchers and practitioners, psychologists, sociologists, and graduate students will find this volume useful. --BIOSIS Many of the chapters provide outstanding coverage of their subject areas. For example, the chapter by Campis and her associates is the best that I have encountered in regard to the use of the cell culture system as a model for study of organismic senescence; these authors thoughtfully evaluate the evidence for and against the value of this model and leave the reader with a clear picture of its current status. Thus, properly used, this Handbook can be a valuable resource for both investigators and students of biological gerontology. --Edward J. Masoro, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Physiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, in GERONTOLOGIST
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About Caleb E. Finch

Edward J. Masoro was the recipient of the 1989 Allied-Signal Achievement Award in Aging Research. In 1990, he received the Geriatric Leadership Academic Award from the National Institute on Aging and the Robert W. Kleemeier Award from the Gerontological Society of America. In 1991, he received a medal of honor from the University of Pisa for Achievements in Gerontology. In 1993, Dr. Masoro received the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Chairmen of Departments of Physiology. He received the 1995 Irving Wright Award of Distinction of the American Federation for Aging Research and the 1995 Glenn Foundation Award. He served as the President of the Gerontological Society of America from 1994 1995, as the Chairman of the Aging Review Committee of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and as Chairman of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIA. Dr. Masoro received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He has held faculty positions at Queens University (Canada), Tufts University School of Medicine, University of Washington,and Medical College of Pennsylvania. From 1973 through May 1991, he served as Chairman of the Department of Physiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He presently continues his duties as Professor in the Department of Physiology and is the Director of the newly created Aging Research and Education Center. On April 1, 1996, he became Professor Emeritus. Dr. Masoro was a Wellcome Visiting Professor in Basic Medical Sciences for the 1992 1993 Academic Year. His research has been in lipid metabolism, cold exposure, membrane biochemistry, and biological gerontology. Since 1975, Dr. Masoros research has focused on the influence of food restriction on aging. He has or is serving in an editorial role for ten journals, and in January 1992, he became the Editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences.
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