Titel: Handbook of the Biology of Aging (The ...
Verlag: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
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General Description of the Series
Each volume in the Handbooks of Aging Series represents one of the three main influences on aging: the Handbook of the Biology of Aging, Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, and Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences. Each of the Handbooks presents critical comprehensive reviews of research knowledge, theories, concepts, and issues by the foremost scholars in the field. Chapters are selected to portray discrete units of research study, long-standing areas of research, and new developments.
General Description of the Volume
The Fourth Edition of the Handbook of the Biology of Aging continues the tradition of providing a comprehensive overview of some of the most important topics in biomedical gerontology. It updates issues examined in previous editions and covers new advances in geriatric medicine and the neurobiology of aging. The Handbook is of interest to biologists involved in aging research, geriatricians, medical researchers, psychologists, sociologists, and practitioners dealing with an aging population.
* Provides new insight into the aging of the nervous, neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, and immune systems
* Examines in more detail the molecular biology of aging
* Features new chapters on menopause and neuropsychological assessment of cognitive abilities
The Fifth Edition of the Handbook of the Biology of Aging continues the tradition of providing a comprehensive overview of some of the most important topics in biomedical gerontology. Beginning with an introduction to concepts and theories of aging, the book is then divided into three main sections covering cellular processes in organismic aging, systemic factors in organismic aging, and models of retarded aging. The book closes with a look at the future of biomedical research as it relates to aging, health, and longevity.
The Handbook will be of interest to biologists involved in aging research, gerontologists, medical researchers, psychologists, sociologists, and practitioners dealing with an aging population.
The Fifth Edition:
* opens with a broad introduction to theories and concepts of aging
* provides new insight into the cellular and systemic aspects of aging
* features new chapters on cellular proliferation, apoptosis, and environment-gene interactions
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