Aging: Theories and Potential Therapies

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Infobase Publishing, May 14, 2014 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 177 pages
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The Science of Aging tackles this fascinating subject, from natural processes to technological developments, and describes past and present research on extending the human life span. Different theories about aging and the studies of the fruit fly and housefly, which have provided a basis of knowledge in this field, are presented in a clear and concise manner. The use of hormone therapy is explored as a possible way to reverse the effects of aging, the use of antioxidants is discussed as another area being pursued by scientists seeking to find the key to extending the human life span, and possible side effects and monetary expenses are also examined. This volume presents the full story about the hopes, efforts, progress, and realities of this timeless topic.
 

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Contents

1 The Quest for Immortality
1
2 Aging Theories
9
3 AgeRelated Diseases
24
4 Antiaging Medicine
38
5 The History of Gerontology
43
6 The Search for Longevity Genes
54
7 Geriatrics
65
8 Resource Center
75
Glossary
115
Further Reading
141
Index
147
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Joseph Panno, Ph.D., holds a degree in biology from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, and specializes in molecular biology and physiology. He has taught a variety of undergraduate biology courses and has been published in numerous peer-reviewed publications including

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