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The Future of Aging

Pathways to Human Life Extension

Editors: Editor-in-chief: Fahy, Gregory M.

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Just as the health costs of aging threaten to bankrupt developed countries, this book makes the scientific case that a biological "bailout" could be on the way, and that human aging can be different in the future than it is today. Here 40 authors argue how our improving understanding of the biology of aging and selected technologies should enable the successful use of many different and complementary methods for ameliorating aging, and why such interventions are appropriate based on our current historical, anthropological, philosophical, ethical, evolutionary, and biological context. Challenging concepts are presented together with in-depth reviews and paradigm-breaking proposals that collectively illustrate the potential for changing aging as never before. The proposals extend from today to a future many decades from now in which the control of aging may become effectively complete. Examples include sirtuin-modulating pills, new concepts for attacking cardiovascular disease and cancer, mitochondrial rejuvenation, stem cell therapies and regeneration, tissue reconstruction, telomere maintenance, prevention of immunosenescence, extracellular rejuvenation, artificial DNA repair, and full deployment of nanotechnology. The Future of Aging will make you think about aging differently and is a challenge to all of us to open our eyes to the future therapeutic potential of biogerontology.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Bridges to Life

    Kurzweil, Ray (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Analyzing Predictions: An Anthropological View of Anti-Aging Futures

    Mykytyn, Courtney Everts

    Pages 23-38

  • Towards Naturalistic Transcendence: The Value of Life and Life Extension to Persons as Conative Processes

    Horrobin, Steven

    Pages 39-61

  • The Ethical Basis for Using Human Embryonic Stem Cells in the Treatment of Aging

    Coles, L. Stephen

    Pages 63-86

  • Evolutionary Origins of Aging

    Mitteldorf, Joshua

    Pages 87-126

Buy this book

eBook $299.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3999-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $379.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3998-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Aging
Book Subtitle
Pathways to Human Life Extension
Editors
  • Gregory M. Fahy
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3999-6
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3999-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3998-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 866
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