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Handbook of the Biology of Aging (Handbooks of Aging) by Edward J. Masoro,Steven N. Austad

By Edward J. Masoro,Steven N. Austad

The instruction manual of the Biology of getting older, 6th version, offers a entire evaluate of the most recent examine findings within the biology of getting older. meant as a precis for researchers, it's also followed as a excessive point textbook for graduate and top point undergraduate classes.

The 6th version is 20% greater than the 5th version, with 21 chapters summarizing the most recent findings in learn at the biology of getting older. The content material of the paintings is nearly a hundred% new. although a particular few themes are just like the 5th variation, those chapters are authored by means of new participants with new details. nearly all of the chapters are thoroughly new in either content material and authorship.

The 6th variation locations larger emphasis and insurance on competing and complementary theories of getting older, broadening the dialogue of conceptual matters. better insurance of ideas used to review organic problems with getting older comprise desktop modeling, gene profiling, and demographic analyses. assurance of study on Drosophilia is multiplied from one bankruptcy to 4. New chapters on mammalian types talk about getting older with regards to skeletal muscle tissues, physique fats and carbohydrate metabolism, development hormone, and the human woman reproductive approach. extra new chapters summarize intriguing examine on stem cells and melanoma, nutritional restrict, and even if age similar ailments are an essential component of getting older.

The guide of the Biology of getting older, 6th version is a part of the Handbooks on getting older sequence, together with guide of the Psychology of getting older and guide of getting older and the Social Sciences, additionally of their sixth editions.

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