Genes, Aging and Immortality
This booklet answers questions about the mysteries of aging and the search for immortality. It describes some of the current progress in the scientific study of aging and explores social and ethical questions surrounding the real possibility of human lifespan extension.
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Questions About the Biology of Aging
Questions About the Search for Immortality
Questions About Aging and Society
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accumulate age-related diseases aging cells aging process Alzheimer's disease antiaging therapies antioxidant apoptosis appear attitudes towards aging biological body brain calorie restriction cancer cardiovascular disease causes of aging cell division cellular senescence centenarians chromosome CR mimetic Cryonics culture defects developed diets DNA damage DNA repair Drosophila effects elderly elixirs expectancy extend the lifespans extended lifespans Figure flies free radical damage free radicals function growth hormone healthy heart disease human lifespan hypothesis Images immortality immune system increase individuals insulin interventions Jeanne Calment laboratory animals lead levels lipids Lipofuscin longer lifespans longer lives loss maximum lifespan mechanisms of aging mental Methuselah Mouse Methuselah Mouse Prize mice mortality muscle negative neurons normal old age older organisms oxidative stress population premature aging protein reduced replicative senescence result resveratrol scientists senescent cells Sir2 social society stem cells Supercentenarian survival curve symptoms of aging Syndromes telomere tissues trigger wild-type yeast Yoda