Handbook of the Biology of Aging

Handbook of the Biology of Aging

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The Fourth 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. It updates issues examined in previous edition and covers new advances in geriatric medicine and the neurobiology of aging. The Handbook will be of interest to biologists involved in aging research, geriatricians, medical researchers, pschologists, sociologists, and practitioners dealing with an aging population. Features: * Provides new insight into the aging of the nervous, neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, and immune systems * Examines in more detail the molecular biology of aging * Features new chapters on menopause and neuropsychological assessment of cognitive abilities
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Product details

  • Paperback | 490 pages
  • 170.18 x 251.46 x 25.4mm | 907.18g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • illustrations, indexes
  • 0126278733
  • 9780126278736

Table of contents

Lower Organisms: Identification of Longevity. Assurance Genes in Yeast. Molecular Genetic Approaches to Identifying Gerontogenes in Caenorhabditis Elegans. Genetic Approaches to Life Prolongation in Drosophila Melonogaster. Mutants Affecting Senescence Processes in Plants. Changes in Gene Expression with Aging. Molecular and Cellular Biology: Mechanisms Controlling in Vitro Cellular Senescene. Mechanisms of Altered Gene Expression with Aging. Protein Modifications. Genomic and Mitochondrial DNA Alterations and Aging. Neurobiology: Neurobiological Correlates of Age-Related Cognitive Decline: Animal Models. Neuropyschological Assessment of Age-Related Cognitive Decline in Humans. Neuroendocrine Changes in Aging. Nerve Growth Factors, Neural Plasticity, And Aging. Human Biology: Aging Renal Function and Regulation of the Volume and Composition of the Extra Cellular Fluid. Depression in Old Age. Menopause and Its Consequences. Skeletal Integrity and Osteoporosis in Old Age. Overarching Areas: Excercisephysiology and Aging. Nutrition and Aging. Epidemiology of Aging.
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