Conceptual Breakthroughs in the Evolutionary Biology of Aging

Conceptual Breakthroughs in the Evolutionary Biology of Aging
Author: Kenneth R. Arnold,Michael R. Rose
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN 10: 9780128215456
ISBN 13: 0128215453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conceptual Breakthroughs in the Evolutionary Biology of Aging Book Review:

Conceptual Breakthroughs in the Evolutionary Biology of Aging continues the innovative Conceptual Breakthroughs series by providing a comprehensive outline of the major breakthroughs that built the evolutionary biology of aging as a leading scientific field. Following the evolutionary study of aging from its humble origins to the present, the book's chapters treat the field's breakthroughs one at a time. Users will find a concise and accessible analysis of the science of aging viewed through an evolutionary lens. Building upon widely-cited studies conducted by author Michael Rose, this book covers 30 subsequent years of growth and development within the field. The book highlights key publications for those who are not experts in the field, providing an important resource for researchers. Given the prevailing interest in changing the aging process dramatically, it is a powerful tool for readers who have a vested interest in understanding its causes and future control measures. Reviews cell-molecular theories of aging in the light of evolutionary biology Offers an evolutionary analysis of prospects for mitigating aging not commonly discussed within private and public sectors Provides readers with a radically different perspective on contemporary biological gerontology, specifically through the lens of evolutionary biology

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Ecology

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Ecology
Author: Laurence Mueller
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-11-25
ISBN 10: 0128160144
ISBN 13: 9780128160145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Ecology Book Review:

Although biologists recognize evolutionary ecology by name, many only have a limited understanding of its conceptual roots and historical development. Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Ecology fills that knowledge gap in a thought-provoking and readable format. Written by a world-renowned evolutionary ecologist, this book embodies a unique blend of expertise in combining theory and experiment, population genetics and ecology. Following an easily-accessible structure, this book encapsulates and chronologizes the history behind evolutionary ecology. It also focuses on the integration of age-structure and density-dependent selection into an understanding of life-history evolution. Covers over 60 seminal breakthroughs and paradigm shifts in the field of evolutionary biology and ecology Modular format permits ready access to each described subject Historical overview of a field whose concepts are central to all of biology and relevant to a broad audience of biologists, science historians, and philosophers of science

Evolutionary Biology of Aging

Evolutionary Biology of Aging
Author: Michael R. Rose
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 221
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 0195095308
ISBN 13: 9780195095302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Biology of Aging Book Review:

In this provocative book on the process of growing old, Michael Rose goes right to the heart of the fundamental "unsolved problem" of biology. Why do we grow old? The proposed theory is that to understand aging we must understand its evolution; only then do its taxonomic distribution and its genetic and physiological mechanisms become intelligible. Evidence is produced from the fields of cell biology, physiology, and gerontology.

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics
Author: John C. Avise
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2014-01-18
ISBN 10: 0124202373
ISBN 13: 9780124202375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics Book Review:

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics is a pithy, lively book occupying a special niche—the conceptual history of evolutionary genetics— not inhabited by any other available treatment. Written by a world-leading authority in evolutionary genetics, this work encapsulates and ranks 70 of the most significant paradigm shifts in evolutionary biology and genetics during the century-and-a-half since Darwin and Mendel. The science of evolutionary genetics is central to all of biology, but many students and other practitioners have little knowledge of its historical roots and conceptual developments. This book fills that knowledge gap in a thought-provoking and readable format. This fascinating chronological journey along the many conceptual pathways to our modern understanding of evolutionary and genetic principles is a wonderful springboard for discussions in undergraduate or graduate seminars in evolutionary biology and genetics. But more than that, anyone interested in the history and philosophy of science will find much of value between its covers. Provides a relative ranking of 70 seminal breakthroughs and paradigm shifts in the field of evolutionary biology and genetics Modular format permits ready access to each described subject Historical overview of a field whose concepts are central to all of biology and relevant to a broad audience of biologists, science historians, and philosophers of science Extensively cross-referenced with a guide to landmark papers and books for each topic

Handbook of physiology a critical comprehensive presentation of physiological knowledge and concepts Section 11 Aging

Handbook of physiology   a critical  comprehensive presentation of physiological knowledge and concepts  Section 11  Aging
Author: Edward J. Masoro
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 681
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780195077223
ISBN 13: 0195077229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of physiology a critical comprehensive presentation of physiological knowledge and concepts Section 11 Aging Book Review:

Discusses organ system & organismic aging/metabolic & molecular aspects of aging/putative interventions/exercise.

Aging

Aging
Author: American Physiological Society (1887- )
Publsiher: Amer Physiological Society
Total Pages: 681
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015033962047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging Book Review:

The aims of this new section of the Handbook of Physiology are two. One is to present a source of basic knowledge about aging including research approaches for use by physiologists as well as other biologists not directly involved in aging research. The other is to provide comprehensive information for gerontologists on the physiological characteristics of aging in mammals, particularly humans. The principles of biological gerontology are presented in Part I, which includes discussions of approaches to the measurement of the rate of aging of populations, the difficulty of assessing aging of the individual, theoretical concepts regarding the nature of aging, and conceptual issues concerning the relationship between aging and disease. Methodological issues unique to aging research are presented in Part II. The focus is on study design and analysis and on cell culture models, animal models and human subject use. Part III provides a detailed description of the cellular and noncellular aspects of aging. This part also discusses the metabolic characteristics of aging. In Part IV, twelve chapters provide comprehensive coverage of the influence of age on the physiology of the nervous systems and the organism. Interventions of aging processes, proposed and established, are the subject of Part V.

Biology of Aging

Biology of Aging
Author: Robert Arking
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2006-02-02
ISBN 10: 9780199727629
ISBN 13: 0199727627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology of Aging Book Review:

Robert Arking's Biology of Aging, 3rd edition, is an introductory text to the biology of aging which gives advanced undergraduate and graduate students a thorough review of the entire field. His prior two editions have also served admirably as a reference text for clinicians and scientists. This new edition captures the extraordinary recent advances in our knowledge of the ultimate and proximal mechanisms underlying the phenomenon of aging. As a result, six important conceptual changes are included here: ? Clarified distinctions between the biological mechanisms involved in longevity determination and those involved in senescent processes. ? A new conceptual framework around which we can organize all the new facts about aging. This will assist readers to make sense of the information and use the data to form their own ideas. ? Increased knowledge of aging cells has lead to new ideas on how a cell transits from a healthy state to a senescent state, while still allowing for high levels of intra- and inter-specific variability. ? Discussion of senescent mechanisms assists the reader to understand that aging is a non-programmatic loss of function, likely arising from the loss of regulatory signals, and so is modifiable in the laboratory. ? Because the standard evolutionary story does not fully explain the evolution of social organisms, this edition also includes recent work dealing with intergenerational resource transfers. ? Lastly, if aging mechanisms are plastic, then the demand to move these anti-aging interventions into the human arena will inevitably grow. A discussion of the biological and ethical arguments on both sides of the question frames the question in an appropriate manner. The mass of data related to aging is summarized into fifteen focused chapters, each dealing with some particular aspect of the problem. The last two chapters integrate all this material into a coherent view of how the relevant biological processes change over the life span. This view is expressed in two non-technical figures (you might say that the whole book exists to fully support Figs 9-4 & 14-9), whose meanings are elucidated as the reader progresses through the book.

Advances in Age Pigments Research

Advances in Age Pigments Research
Author: Eugenia Aloj Totàro,Paul Glees,Francesco Aurelio Pisanti
Publsiher: Pergamon
Total Pages: 427
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015012535830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cumulated Index Medicus

Cumulated Index Medicus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112001088456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The University of Virginia Record

The University of Virginia Record
Author: University of Virginia
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X030050611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Psychology and Mental Health

Psychology and Mental Health
Author: Nancy A. Piotrowski
Publsiher: Salem PressInc
Total Pages: 2208
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781587655579
ISBN 13: 1587655578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology and Mental Health Book Review:

This comprehensive five-volume set covers notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and various mental illnesses or conditions --from publisher description.

The Aging Mind

The Aging Mind
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Future Directions for Cognitive Research on Aging
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2000-04-18
ISBN 10: 9780309172196
ISBN 13: 0309172195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Aging Mind Book Review:

Possible new breakthroughs in understanding the aging mind that can be used to benefit older people are now emerging from research. This volume identifies the key scientific advances and the opportunities they bring. For example, science has learned that among older adults who do not suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, cognitive decline may depend less on loss of brain cells than on changes in the health of neurons and neural networks. Research on the processes that maintain neural health shows promise of revealing new ways to promote cognitive functioning in older people. Research is also showing how cognitive functioning depends on the conjunction of biology and culture. The ways older people adapt to changes in their nervous systems, and perhaps the changes themselves, are shaped by past life experiences, present living situations, changing motives, cultural expectations, and emerging technology, as well as by their physical health status and sensory-motor capabilities. Improved understanding of how physical and contextual factors interact can help explain why some cognitive functions are impaired in aging while others are spared and why cognitive capability is impaired in some older adults and spared in others. On the basis of these exciting findings, the report makes specific recommends that the U.S. government support three major new initiatives as the next steps for research.

Choice

Choice
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106020976483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism

Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism
Author: Liat Ayalon,Clemens Tesch-Römer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2018-05-22
ISBN 10: 3319738208
ISBN 13: 9783319738208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism Book Review:

This open access book provides a comprehensive perspective on the concept of ageism, its origins, the manifestation and consequences of ageism, as well as ways to respond to and research ageism. The book represents a collaborative effort of researchers from over 20 countries and a variety of disciplines, including, psychology, sociology, gerontology, geriatrics, pharmacology, law, geography, design, engineering, policy and media studies. The contributors have collaborated to produce a truly stimulating and educating book on ageism which brings a clear overview of the state of the art in the field. The book serves as a catalyst to generate research, policy and public interest in the field of ageism and to reconstruct the image of old age and will be of interest to researchers and students in gerontology and geriatrics.

Handbook of Theories of Aging Second Edition

Handbook of Theories of Aging  Second Edition
Author: Merril Silverstein, PhD,Dr. Vern L. Bengtson, PhD,Michelle Putnam, PhD,Norella M. Putney, PhD,Daphna Gans, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2008-10-27
ISBN 10: 9780826162526
ISBN 13: 0826162525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Theories of Aging Second Edition Book Review:

The field of gerontology has often been criticized for being "data-rich but theory-poor." The editors of this book address this issue by stressing the importance of theory in gerontology. While the previous edition focused on multidisciplinary approaches to aging theory, this new edition provides cross-disciplinary, integrative explanations of aging theory: The contributors of this text have reached beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries to partner with researchers in adjacent fields in studying aging and age-related phenomena. This edition of the Handbook consists of 39 chapters written by 67 internationally recognized experts in the field of aging. It is organized in seven sections, reflecting the major theoretical developments in gerontology over the past 10 years. Special Features: Comprehensive coverage of aging theory, focusing on the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging A section dedicated to discussing how aging theory informs public policy A concluding chapter summarizing the major themes of aging, and offering predictions about the future of theory development Required reading for graduate students and post doctoral fellows, this textbook represents the current status of theoretical development in the study of aging.

Yearbook of PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 1982

Yearbook of PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 1982
Author: Alan R. Liss
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Physiology Aging

Handbook of Physiology  Aging
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105025353744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bibliography of Medical Reviews

Bibliography of Medical Reviews
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1971
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32436000861987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nursing Care of Older Adults

Nursing Care of Older Adults
Author: Carol A. Miller
Publsiher: Lippincott Raven
Total Pages: 724
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015046506922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nursing Care of Older Adults Book Review:

Fully revised and updated, Nursing Care of Older Adults, Third Edition delivers the information today's nurses need to improve the functioning and quality of life for older adults. Focused on wellness, the text highlights that older adulthood need not be a time of illness or infirmity.

The Neuroscience of Suicidal Behavior

The Neuroscience of Suicidal Behavior
Author: Kees van Heeringen
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2018-08-23
ISBN 10: 1107148944
ISBN 13: 9781107148949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuroscience of Suicidal Behavior Book Review:

Contrary to common belief, suicide is preventable and insights from neuroscientific research show how.