The decline of infections, starvation, warfare, heart attack and stroke has allowed people to reach extreme old age but ushered in disability, dementia and degenerative disease, with profound consequences for the self and society. Dr Guy Brown explores these vital issues at various levels, from the cell, to the whole body, to society.
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Dr Guy Brown heads a research group at the University of Cambridge, UK working on cell death in the brain, the heart and in cancer. His previous book The Energy of Life (Harper-Collins/Simon& Schuster) won the Wellcome Trust Prize for popular science.Review:
Praise for The Energy of Life: "Guy Brown provides a wonderfully lucid and stimulating survey of all aspects of modern biology." - John Horgan, author of The Undiscovered Mind"A subject so basic, so pervasive, and yet no one has written a book about it before. Guy Brown has done an excellent job." - Susan Greenfield, Oxford University, author of The Human Brain: A Guided TourPraise for The Living End - the Future of Death, Aging, and Immortality"This book...is thought provoking, will expand our professional development and may enhance the way we lead our lives." - Sam Chenery-Morris, Nursing Standard
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