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Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 21, 2001

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Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 21, 2001

SKU# 9780826114488

Modern Topics in the Biology of Aging


  • Vincent J. Cristofalo PhD
  • Richard Adelman PhD

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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 aging

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 14, 2001
  • Page Count 320
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826114488
  • EISBN 9780826116093

Table of Contents 

    Forthcoming Contents for Volume 22
  1. Demography of Populations and Global Aging: Societal Implications of the Old-Old, K. Manton
  2. The Comparative Biology of Aging, S.N. Austad
  3. Why Does Aging Occur?, T. Kirkwood
  4. Cellular Aging, R.G. Allen, A.K. Balin, V.J. Cristofalo
  5. A Conceptual Assessment of Age-Associated Physiological Changes in Mammals, E.J. Masoro
  6. Cell Death in Aging, Z. Zakeri, R.A. Lockshin
  7. Models in Aging Research: A Critical Assessment, H. Gerson, D. Gershon
  8. Modern Approaches to the Mechanisms of Aging: Molecular Genetics and Genomics, M. Jazwinski
  9. Neuronal Environment and Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disease: Nutritional Modification, J.A. Joseph, N.A. Denisova, K.A. Youdim, et al
  10. The Genetics of Behavioral Aging, G. McClearn
  11. Biological Implications of the Demography of Aging, S.J. Olshansky, B.A. Carnes

  12. Index