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Understanding Ageing

Understanding Ageing

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Part of Developmental and Cell Biology Series

  • Date Published: April 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521478021

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  • This book presents a completely novel approach to the understanding of ageing, which many believe is an unsolved problem in biology. It explains why ageing exists in animals, and reviews our understanding of it at the biological level. This includes a discussion of the origins and evolution of ageing. The book is not a review of research on ageing, but instead draws on material from a wide range of disciplines, including the very extensive biomedical information about age-related diseases in humans. Understanding Ageing argues that much research needs to be done on the cellular and molecular aspects of ageing, if the origins of these diseases are to be understood, and their prevention made possible. This thought-provoking book will appeal to all students and researchers who are interested in ageing, whether they are working in the clinical or basic research sphere.

    • The author is a world-renowned expert on the biological bases of aging
    • Emphasises that aging is no longer an unsolved problem in biology
    • The books emphasises two areas: cellular and molecular events, and what age-related diseases tell us about the cell-maintenance processes, whose breakdown produces these diseases
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Robin Holliday offers a superb overview with emphasis on the cellular and molecular biology of ageing …' Nature

    'Holliday writes in a direct and energetic style that makes his text highly readable. I would certainly recommend it to students … an excellent text.' Linda Partridge, Elsevier Trends in Ecology and Evolution

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521478021
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • contains: 34 b/w illus. 10 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Author's note
    Acknowledgements
    1. Introduction
    2. The evolved anatomical and physiological design of mammals
    3. Maintenance of the adult organism
    4. Theories of ageing
    5. Cellular ageing
    6. Genetic programmes for ageing
    7. The evolution of longevity
    8. Human disease and ageing
    9. A better understanding of ageing
    Notes
    References
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Author

    Robin Holliday, Division of Applied Physics, CSIRO, Canberra

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