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Aging and Human Longevity

Authors: Schulz-Aellen, M.-F.

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The proportion of elderly people continues to increase in the western world-nearly a quarter of the population will be over 65 years by the year 2050. Since aging is accompanied by an increase in diseases and by a deterioration in well-being, finding solutions to these social, medical and psychological problems is necessarily a major goal for society. Scientists and medical practitioners are therefore faced with the urgent task of increasing basic knowledge of the biological processes that cause aging. More resources must be put into this research in order to achieve better understanding of the cellular mechanisms that underlie the differences in life span between species and to answer the difficult questions of why some individuals age more quickly than others, and why some develop liver problems, some have heart problems, and others brain problems. The results of such a wide program of research will provide important information about the causes of many life-threatening and/ or debilitating diseases of old age; it will help find ways to prevent some of the ailments that result from aging, and it may well lead to discoveries enabling the prolongation of human life.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Variability of Life Span Between Species

    Schulz-Aellen, Marie-Françoise

    Pages 7-24

  • Factors That Influence Human Longevity

    Schulz-Aellen, Marie-Françoise

    Pages 25-50

  • Structural and Physiological Changes Occurring with Age

    Schulz-Aellen, Marie-Françoise

    Pages 51-76

  • Theories of Aging

    Schulz-Aellen, Marie-Françoise

    Pages 77-84

  • Mechanisms of Cellular Aging

    Schulz-Aellen, Marie-Françoise

    Pages 85-120

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eBook $89.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-8176-3964-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aging and Human Longevity
Authors
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-2006-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-2006-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-8176-3964-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 284
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
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