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Biology of aging.


Biology of aging.

McDonald, Roger B.

Garland Science


368 pages



The field of aging and longevity research has long been dominated by the biomedical perspective. McDonald (nutrition, U.C. Davis) presents this textbook on biogerontology for students with an experimental biology focus. Current knowledge about aging and longevity is built up from concepts of biochemistry and physiology. Basic principles and methods are followed by discussion of evolutionary models of aging and longevity, and elaborated by cellular mechanisms of aging, genetics of longevity, plant senescence, and detailed biochemical and physiological descriptions of human aging as well as distinction between the process of aging and age-related disease. The book includes references to supplemental online material.

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Date:Oct 1, 2013
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