Human Aging

Human Aging
Author: Paul W. Foos,M. Cherie Clark
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2016-01-08
ISBN 10: 131735107X
ISBN 13: 9781317351078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This text offers a readable and friendly presentation of the important methods, findings, and theories of human aging, while actively involving the reader in meaningful exercises and critical thinking. Students are repeatedly challenged to apply information in the text to the older adults in their own lives. Specifically, suggestions for enhancing the lives of their older relatives are offered and encouraged. These include guidelines for discussions they might have regarding social, emotional, and environmental changes as well encouraging intellectual and social interaction. In this Edition: Emphasis on the science of the study of aging and why questions in aging are difficult to answer, how social scientists attempt to handle such difficulties, and the successes and failures social scientists have had thus far in answering those questions. The text also demonstrates how current research findings are now being applied in the real world and/or how they might be applied in the future. Cross-cultural comparisons and ethnic group comparisons are included wherever possible. Each chapter begins with "Senior View," which introduces students to a real person and gives them a chance to hear what older adults think and say about important issues related to the chapter and a chance to compare those opinions to the research findings. Each chapter ends with "Making Choices," emphasizing the important behavioral, emotional, and social choices that students can make now to prolong a healthy, happy life. "Chapter Projects" offer the opportunity for active learning, as students investigate for themselves an issue related to the chapter. Instructors can expand these projects for students who want to learn more, or for independent study. "Focus on Aging" boxes compliment the material in the text, providing additional insight and examples, and encouraging critical thinking. Every chapter includes discussion questions, study questions, chapter exercises, and related online resources.

Ending Aging

Ending Aging
Author: Aubrey de Grey,Michael Rae
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2007-09-04
ISBN 10: 9781429931830
ISBN 13: 1429931833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ending Aging Book Review:

MUST WE AGE? A long life in a healthy, vigorous, youthful body has always been one of humanity's greatest dreams. Recent progress in genetic manipulations and calorie-restricted diets in laboratory animals hold forth the promise that someday science will enable us to exert total control over our own biological aging. Nearly all scientists who study the biology of aging agree that we will someday be able to substantially slow down the aging process, extending our productive, youthful lives. Dr. Aubrey de Grey is perhaps the most bullish of all such researchers. As has been reported in media outlets ranging from 60 Minutes to The New York Times, Dr. de Grey believes that the key biomedical technology required to eliminate aging-derived debilitation and death entirely—technology that would not only slow but periodically reverse age-related physiological decay, leaving us biologically young into an indefinite future—is now within reach. In Ending Aging, Dr. de Grey and his research assistant Michael Rae describe the details of this biotechnology. They explain that the aging of the human body, just like the aging of man-made machines, results from an accumulation of various types of damage. As with man-made machines, this damage can periodically be repaired, leading to indefinite extension of the machine's fully functional lifetime, just as is routinely done with classic cars. We already know what types of damage accumulate in the human body, and we are moving rapidly toward the comprehensive development of technologies to remove that damage. By demystifying aging and its postponement for the nonspecialist reader, de Grey and Rae systematically dismantle the fatalist presumption that aging will forever defeat the efforts of medical science.

Human Aging

Human Aging
Author: Augustine Gaspar DiGiovanna
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015029979385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Aging Book Review:

This text provides comprehensive coverage of biological aspects of human ageing at a level accessible to students with little or no science background. It is aimed at students pursuing a career working with, or for, the elderly. Each system is covered in its own chapter. Individual chapters present the structure and function of each body system, followed by natural age changes, and conclude with abnormal changes or diseased conditions of the elderly. Homeostasis is a unifying theme throughout the text: systems are presented relative to the body's ability to maintain homeostasis and good health is the main theme.

Human Aging I

Human Aging I
Author: National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1976
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015012577329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Human Aging and Chronic Disease

Human Aging and Chronic Disease
Author: Cary Steven Kart,Eileen M. Metress,Eileen K. Metress,Seamus P. Metress
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 335
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780867203158
ISBN 13: 0867203153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Human Aging

Human Aging
Author: National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1963
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112049592337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Many of the more serious public health problems of our day relate to the later years of life; and one of the most challenging issues for scholarly study is the mystery of the phenomenon of aging itself. This volume presents the efforts of 22 investigators and is primarily directed toward the understanding of the aging experience and the processes it involves. However, consonant with the premise of science that pure inquiry affords practical consequences, the public health implications of this work are obvious. Two strategies are clear in this study: first, the selection of the healthy, community-dwelling aged so that we may look anew at the prevailing ideas and research findings concerning the aged and aging which heretofore have stemmed primarily from studies of the sick and institutionalized; second, the introduction of the collaborative, multidisciplinary approach so that there can be a more complete and accurate evaluation of the many factors known, or believed, to determine the overt manifestations of aging. As important as the substantive findings, are the methods used in the research investigations. Despite the public health significance of the problems affecting the aged, ranging from sensory handicaps, to housing, to mental and physical illness, there has been a relative neglect of the study, care, and treatment of the aged. Basic inquiry into the final stages of life, therefore, is a welcome contribution to our public health effort in this country. It is opportune in many ways that this volume appears now at a time of increased national concern for the welfare of our older citizens and for the study and improvement of their health and welfare. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved).

Biomarkers of Human Aging

Biomarkers of Human Aging
Author: Alexey Moskalev
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2019-09-13
ISBN 10: 3030249700
ISBN 13: 9783030249700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book collects and reviews, for the first time, a wide range of advances in the area of human aging biomarkers. This accumulated data allows researchers to assess the rate of aging processes in various organs and systems, and to individually monitor the effectiveness of therapies intended to slow aging. In an introductory chapter, the editor defines biomarkers of aging as molecular, cellular and physiological parameters that demonstrate reproducible changes - quantitative or qualitative - with age. The introduction recounts a study which aimed to create a universal model of biological age, whose most predictive parameters were albumin and alkaline phosphatase (indication liver function), glucose (metabolic syndrome), erythrocytes (respiratory function) and urea (renal function). The book goes on to describe DNA methylation, known as the “epigenetic clock,” as currently the most comprehensive predictor of total mortality. It is also useful for predicting mortality from cancer and cardiovascular diseases, and for analyzing the effects of lifestyle factors including diet, exercise, and education. Individual contributions draw additional insight from research on genetics and epigenetic aging markers, and immunosenescence and inflammaging markers. A concluding chapter outlines the challenge of integrating of biological and clinical markers of aging. Biomarkers of Human Aging is written for professionals and practitioners engaged in the study of aging, and will be useful to both advanced students and researchers.

Human Aging

Human Aging
Author: Research and Education Association
Publsiher: Research & Education Assn
Total Pages: 574
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4515346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Aging Book Review:

This reference book describes the physiological and psychological changes which attend the normal aging process. A separate section is provided on the patterns of use of psychoactive drugs by the elderly. The information in this reference volume was originated by leading investigators in the field, who carried out observations on healthy persons over a period of years.

Handbook of Models for Human Aging

Handbook of Models for Human Aging
Author: P. Michael Conn
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1075
Release: 2011-04-28
ISBN 10: 9780080460062
ISBN 13: 0080460062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Handbook of Models for Human Aging is designed as the only comprehensive work available that covers the diversity of aging models currently available. For each animal model, it presents key aspects of biology, nutrition, factors affecting life span, methods of age determination, use in research, and disadvantages/advantes of use. Chapters on comparative models take a broad sweep of age-related diseases, from Alzheimer's to joint disease, cataracts, cancer, and obesity. In addition, there is an historical overview and discussion of model availability, key methods, and ethical issues. Utilizes a multidisciplinary approach Shows tricks and approaches not available in primary publications First volume of its kind to combine both methods of study for human aging and animal models Over 200 illustrations

Time of Our Lives

Time of Our Lives
Author: Tom Kirkwood
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-01-11
ISBN 10: 9780195350005
ISBN 13: 0195350006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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By the year 2050 one in five of the world's population will be 65 or older, a fact which presages profound medical, biological, philosophical, and political changes in the coming century. In Time of Our Lives, Tom Kirkwood draws on more than twenty years of research to make sense of the evolution of aging, to explain how aging occurs, and to answer fundamental questions like why women live longer than men. He shows that we age because our genes, evolving at a time when life was "nasty, brutish, and short," placed little priority on the long-term maintenance of our bodies. With such knowledge, along with new insights from genome research, we can devise ways to target the root causes of aging and of age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's and osteoporosis. He even considers the possibility that human beings will someday have greatly extended life spans or even be free from senescence altogether. Beautifully written by one of the world's pioneering researchers into the science of aging, Time of Our Lives is a clear, original and, above all, inspiring investigation of a process all of us experience but few of us understand.

Biology of Human Aging

Biology of Human Aging
Author: Alexander P. Spence
Publsiher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924063026417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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For one-semester introductory-level courses in the Biology of Human Aging, for non-majors. A general — yet substantive — overview of the aging process, this text explores age-related changes and age-related dysfunctions common to each body system. Scientific terminology is kept to a minimum.

Reversing Human Aging

Reversing Human Aging
Author: Michael Fossel
Publsiher: Quill
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1997-06
ISBN 10: 9780688153847
ISBN 13: 0688153844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Explains the effects of aging on the human body and describes groundbreaking medical advances in age reversal, citing their potential cures for cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's, and stroke

Human Aging Biological Perspectives

Human Aging  Biological Perspectives
Author: Augustine Gaspar DiGiovanna
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill
Total Pages: 389
Release:
ISBN 10: 9780077407209
ISBN 13: 0077407202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Normal Human Aging

Normal Human Aging
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 399
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PURD:32754004370825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Human Aging II

Human Aging II
Author: National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.),National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.). Section on Mental Health of the Aging
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1971
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D028815058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Human Aging the Telomere

The Human Aging   the Telomere
Author: Paul F. Kisak
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 9781548457631
ISBN 13: 1548457639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Aging the Telomere Book Review:

There is a large body of evidence to support the fact that the health of the telomere (indicated by its length) is a determinant in the lifespan of humans. For vertebrates, the sequence of nucleotides in telomeres is TTAGGG, with the complementary DNA strand being AATCCC, with a single-stranded TTAGGG overhang. This sequence of TTAGGG is repeated approximately 2,500 times in humans. In humans, average telomere length declines from about 11 kilobases at birth to less than 4 kilobases in old age, with average rate of decline being greater in men than in women. During chromosome replication, the enzymes that duplicate DNA cannot continue their duplication all the way to the end of a chromosome, so in each duplication the end of the chromosome is shortened (this is because the synthesis of Okazaki fragments requires RNA primers attaching ahead on the lagging strand). The telomeres are disposable buffers at the ends of chromosomes which are truncated during cell division; their presence protects the genes before them on the chromosome from being truncated instead. The telomeres themselves are protected by a complex of shelterin proteins, as well as by the RNA that telomeric DNA encodes (TERRA). Over time, due to each cell division, the telomere ends become shorter. This shortening is believed to play a vital role in the accuracy of the replication of the gene. The telomeres are replenished by an enzyme, telomerase reverse transcriptase. Therefore the shortening of the telomere results in transcription mistakes in the genetic replication. This book gives an overview of the process the telomere plays in human-aging and genetic replication. This book is designed to be a state of the art, superb academic reference work and provide an overview of the topic and give the reader a structured knowledge to familiarize yourself with the topic at the most affordable price possible. The accuracy and knowledge is of an international viewpoint as the edited articles represent the inputs of many knowledgeable individuals and some of the most current knowledge on the topic, based on the date of publication.

Human Aging

Human Aging
Author: Calogero Caruso,Giuseppina Candore
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2021-05-15
ISBN 10: 9780128225691
ISBN 13: 0128225696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Aging Book Review:

Human Aging: From Cellular Mechanisms to Therapeutic Strategies offers an exhaustive picture of all the biological aspects of human aging by describing the key mechanisms associated with human aging and covering events that could disrupt the normal course of aging. Each chapter includes a summary of the salient points covered and futures prospects. Human Aging: From Cellular Mechanisms to Therapeutic Strategies provides readers with the information they need to gain or deepen the skills needed to evaluate the mechanisms of ageing and age-related diseases and to monitor the effectiveness of therapies aimed at slowing ageing. The book encourages PhD and Postdoc students, researchers, health professionals and others interested in the biology of aging to explore the fascinating and challenging questions about why and how we age as well as what can and cannot be done about it. Concentrates on different processes, e.g., oxidative stress, cellular senescence and Inflammageing Offers ability to access cross-sectional knowledge more easily Written by expert researchers in biogerontology who are actively involved in various fields within aging research

Perspectives on Human Aging

Perspectives on Human Aging
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 183
Release: 1976
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015051608308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Human Aging Research

Human Aging Research
Author: Barbara Kent
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 372
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015012567429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Human Aging

The Human Aging
Author: Francisco Antunes
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1974
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:810598485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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