The Biology of Human Longevity Book

The Biology of Human Longevity

  • Author : Caleb E. Finch
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-07-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 0080545947

The Biology of Human Longevity Book Description :

Written by Caleb Finch, one of the leading scientists of our time, The Biology of Human Longevity: Inflammation, Nutrition, and Aging in the Evolution of Lifespans synthesizes several decades of top research on the topic of human aging and longevity particularly on the recent theories of inflammation and its effects on human health. The book expands a number of existing major theories, including the Barker theory of fetal origins of adult disease to consider the role of inflammation and Harmon's free radical theory of aging to include inflammatory damage. Future increases in lifespan are challenged by the obesity epidemic and spreading global infections which may reverse the gains made in lowering inflammatory exposure. This timely and topical book will be of interest to anyone studying aging from any scientific angle. Author Caleb Finch is a highly influential and respected scientist, ranked in the top half of the 1% most cited scientists Provides a novel synthesis of existing ideas about the biology of longevity and aging Incorporates important research findings from several disciplines, including Gerontology, Genomics, Neuroscience, Immunology, Nutrition

The Biology of Human Longevity Book

The Biology of Human Longevity

  • Author : Caleb Ellicott Finch
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Aging
  • Pages : 626
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1034908264

The Biology of Human Longevity Book Description :

Human Longevity Book

Human Longevity

  • Author : Ali Smith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015029855874

Human Longevity Book Description :

This absorbing, balanced account of human longevity draws together information from the fields of medicine, biology, demography, epidemiology, gerontology, and sociology. It describes the history and present status of human longevity and deals in logical sequence with the questions this subject raises. The book illustrates how life expectancy has increased in most countries due, in part, to changing causes of death. It examines the biological determinants of longevity and analyzes social and behavioral factors that may reduce longevity. The book covers the reasons why women live longer than men. It asks why the maximum human life span is nearly twice that of any other warm-blooded animal and much longer than required for reproductive success, and it discusses factors that were involved in the evolution of longevity. It presents predictable increases in human life expectancy and explores the possibility that the maximum human life expectancy may become even longer. Accessible, comprehensive, and original, this book provides a multidisciplinary synthesis of ideas and conclusions about human longevity. It will have wide appeal to professionals in the many areas concerned with longevity as well as lay readers.

Aging and Human Longevity Book

Aging and Human Longevity

  • Author : M.-F. Schulz-Aellen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461220060

Aging and Human Longevity Book Description :

The proportion of elderly people continues to increase in the western world-nearly a quarter of the population will be over 65 years by the year 2050. Since aging is accompanied by an increase in diseases and by a deterioration in well-being, finding solutions to these social, medical and psychological problems is necessarily a major goal for society. Scientists and medical practitioners are therefore faced with the urgent task of increasing basic knowledge of the biological processes that cause aging. More resources must be put into this research in order to achieve better understanding of the cellular mechanisms that underlie the differences in life span between species and to answer the difficult questions of why some individuals age more quickly than others, and why some develop liver problems, some have heart problems, and others brain problems. The results of such a wide program of research will provide important information about the causes of many life-threatening and/ or debilitating diseases of old age; it will help find ways to prevent some of the ailments that result from aging, and it may well lead to discoveries enabling the prolongation of human life.

Lifespan Book


  • Author : Thomas J. Moore
  • Publisher : Touchstone Books
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000046849144

Lifespan Book Description :

An exploration of human longevity discusses the real link between good health and lifespan, the role of genes in lifespan, the danger of infectious disease, and diet and life expectancy

Biology of Longevity and Aging Book

Biology of Longevity and Aging

  • Author : Robert Arking
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199387960

Biology of Longevity and Aging Book Description :

Revised edition of: Biology of aging: observations and principles. 2006.

Human Longevity  Individual Life Duration  and the Growth of the Oldest Old Population Book

Human Longevity Individual Life Duration and the Growth of the Oldest Old Population

  • Author : Jean-Marie Robine
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-03-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402048487

Human Longevity Individual Life Duration and the Growth of the Oldest Old Population Book Description :

Old-age survival has considerably improved in the second half of the twentieth century. Why has such a substantial extension of human lifespan occurred? How long can we live? In this book, these fundamental questions are explored by experts from diverse fields. They report on recent cutting-edge studies about essential issues of human longevity and social factors of long survival in old age.



  • Author : P. FLOURENS
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1855
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OXFORD:600074135

HUMAN LONGEVITY Book Description :

Biology of Aging Book

Biology of Aging

  • Author : Roger B. McDonald
  • Publisher : Garland Science
  • Release Date : 2019-06-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429641367

Biology of Aging Book Description :

Biology of Aging, Second Edition presents the biological principles that have led to a new understanding of the causes of aging and describes how these basic principles help one to understand the human experience of biological aging, longevity, and age-related disease. Intended for undergraduate biology students, it describes how the rate of biological aging is measured; explores the mechanisms underlying cellular aging; discusses the genetic pathways that affect longevity in various organisms; outlines the normal age-related changes and the functional decline that occurs in physiological systems over the lifespan; and considers the implications of modulating the rate of aging and longevity. The book also includes end-of-chapter discussion questions to help students assess their knowledge of the material. Roger McDonald received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis. Dr. McDonald’s research focused on mechanisms of cellular aging and the interaction between nutrition and aging. His research addressed two key topics in the field: the relationship between dietary restriction and lifespan, and the effect of aging on circadian rhythms and hypothalamic regulation. You can contact Dr. McDonald at [email protected] Related Titles Ahmad, S. I., ed. Aging: Exploring a Complex Phenomenon (ISBN 978-1-1381-9697-1) Moody, H. R. & J. Sasser. Gerontology: The Basics (ISBN 978-1-1387-7582-4) Timiras, P. S. Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics (ISBN 978-0-8493-7305-3)

Longevity Book


  • Author : James R. Carey
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-03-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 0691088497

Longevity Book Description :

Results of the most comprehensive set of life table studies ever conducted on the mortality dynamics of any species in controlled conditions are included in this text on longevity.

The Longevity Book Book

The Longevity Book

  • Author : Cameron Diaz
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Aging
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : 0062464108

The Longevity Book Book Description :

Actress Cameron Diaz opens a conversation with her peers on a topic that for too long has been taboo in our society: the aging female body. She shares the latest scientific research on how and why we age, synthesizing insights from top medical experts with her own thoughts, opinions, and experiences. The Longevity Book explores what history, biology, neuroscience, and the women's health movement can teach us about maintaining optimal health as we transition from our thirties to midlife. From understanding how growing older impacts various bodily systems to the biological differences in the way aging effects men and women; the latest science on telomeres and slowing the rate of cognitive decline to how meditation heals us and why love, friendship, and laughter matter for health, Diaz offers an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the female body ages -- and what we can all do to age better.

The Biology of Human Ageing Book

The Biology of Human Ageing

  • Author : Society for the Study of Human Biology
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1986-03-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 0521304857

The Biology of Human Ageing Book Description :

This book discusses the findings of a joint symposium held in 1984 to consider human ageing and longevity from an interdisciplinary point of view.

The Future of Human Longevity Book

The Future of Human Longevity

  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Aging
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN 10 : PURD:32754077082182

The Future of Human Longevity Book Description :

Handbook of the Biology of Aging Book

Handbook of the Biology of Aging

  • Author : Matt Kaeberlein
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-20
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124116207

Handbook of the Biology of Aging Book Description :

Handbook of the Biology of Aging, Eighth Edition, provides readers with an update on the rapid progress in the research of aging. It is a comprehensive synthesis and review of the latest and most important advances and themes in modern biogerontology, and focuses on the trend of ‘big data’ approaches in the biological sciences, presenting new strategies to analyze, interpret, and understand the enormous amounts of information being generated through DNA sequencing, transcriptomic, proteomic, and the metabolomics methodologies applied to aging related problems. The book includes discussions on longevity pathways and interventions that modulate aging, innovative new tools that facilitate systems-level approaches to aging research, the mTOR pathway and its importance in age-related phenotypes, new strategies to pharmacologically modulate the mTOR pathway to delay aging, the importance of sirtuins and the hypoxic response in aging, and how various pathways interact within the context of aging as a complex genetic trait, amongst others. Covers the key areas in biological gerontology research in one volume, with an 80% update from the previous edition Edited by Matt Kaeberlein and George Martin, highly respected voices and researchers within the biology of aging discipline Assists basic researchers in keeping abreast of research and clinical findings outside their subdiscipline Presents information that will help medical, behavioral, and social gerontologists in understanding what basic scientists and clinicians are discovering New chapters on genetics, evolutionary biology, bone aging, and epigenetic control Provides a close examination of the diverse research being conducted today in the study of the biology of aging, detailing recent breakthroughs and potential new directions