Handbook of the Biology of Aging

Handbook of the Biology of Aging

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Intended for researchers and graduate students in the biology of ageing, this book provides a general overview of biomedical gerontology and an update to previous editions. It focuses on three major sources of influence on ageing: biological, psychological and social.
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  • Paperback | 489 pages
  • 171.45 x 254 x 29.21mm | 1,047.79g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • references, indices
  • 0126278717
  • 9780126278712

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction to ageing: demography and epidemiology of ageing in the United States, D.B. Brock, et al; ageing in protoxoa, J. Smith-Sonneborn; caenorhabditis elegans offers the potential for molecular dissection of the ageing processes, T.E. Johnson. Part 2 Methodology for biological ageing studies: design, conduct and analysis of human ageing research, J.W. Rowe, et al; animal models in ageing research, E.J. Masoro. Part 3 Molecular and cellular ageing: alternations in gene expression with ageing, D.B.Danner and N.J. Holbrook; modifications of proteins and nucleic acids by reducing sugars - possible role in ageing, A.T. Lee and A.H. Cerami; ageing at the cellular level - the human fibroblastlike cell model, T.H. Norwood, et al. Part 4 Physiology of ageing: ageing and the immune response, R.A. Miller; heart and circulation, E.G. Lakatta. Part 5 Neurobiology: age-related changes in synaptic neurochemistry - 1983-1988, D.G. Morgan and P.C. May; synaptic plasticity, neurotrophic factors, and transplantation in the aged brain, C.W. Cotman; circadian rhythms and ageing, G.S. Richardson; central nervous system disorders in ageing, T.B. Horvath and K.L. Davis; the adrenocortical axis, R.M. Sapolsky. Part 6 Human biology: pharmacology and ageing, R.E. Vestal and B.J. Cusack; nutrition and ageing, L.M. Ausman and R.M. Russell; physical exercise in the elderly, A.P. Goldberg and J.M. Hagberg; chemical senses and ageing, L.M. Bartoshuk and J.M. Weiffenbach.
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