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Aging

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  • Membrane Lipid Signaling in Aging and Age-Related Diseaseby M.P. Mattson

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 120.00

    The lipids of cellular membranes not only serve roles in controlling the structure and fluidity of the membrane, but are increasingly recognized for their roles as signalling molecules and modifiers of membrane protein function. Recent studies described in this volume reveal striking changes in membrane lipids during aging and in age-related diseases... more...

  • Recent Advances in Psychology and Agingby P. Costa; I.C. Siegler

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 170.00

    Recent Events in the Psychology of Aging documents the successful integration of aging into the mainstream of psychology. Leading psychologists present overviews of the key issues and research findings on mainstream topics. These include cognitive neuroscience, visual attention, learning, memory and cognition, as well as personality and happiness.... more...

  • The Biology of Human Longevityby Caleb E. Finch

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 86.95

    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... more...

  • Aging: The Paradox of Lifeby Robin Holliday

    Springer Netherlands 2007; Not Available

    For centuries people have been puzzled by the inevitability of human aging. For most of the second half of the twentieth century aging remained a mystery, or an unsolved biological problem. At the end of the 20th century a remarkable scientific discovery emerged. It was not a single discovery in the usual sense, because it was based on a series of... more...

  • Aging and Chronic Disordersby Stephen J. Morewitz; Mark L. Goldstein

    Springer US 2007; Not Available

    "Aging and Chronic Disease" provides new perspectives on how aging is affected by chronic disease. The book focuses on how chronic disorders, such as diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and cancer influence stress, coping, and quality of life among older adults. The book emphasizes how management of risk factors for chronic diseases, new... more...

  • Counterclockwiseby Ellen J. Langer

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00

    If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically? For more than thirty years, award-winning social psychologist Ellen Langer has studied this provocative question, and now, in Counterclockwise, she presents the answer: Opening our minds to what?s possible, instead of presuming impossibility, can lead to better... more...

  • When Puberty is Precociousby Ora H. Pescovitz; Emily C. Walvoord

    Humana Press 2007; Not Available

    This book focuses on precocious puberty, providing a unique continuum of expertise looking at puberty from anthropologic, epidemiologic, clinical, and molecular perspectives. This volume addresses broad pubertal changes in the general population while at the same time providing in depth information about specific disorders of puberty and the latest... more...

  • Hair Loss and Replacement For Dummiesby William R. Rassman; Robert M. Bernstein; Jae Pak; Eric S. Schweiger

    Wiley 2008; US$ 16.99 US$ 13.59

    What are the causes of hair loss? Can you prevent it? Can lost hair be restored? Hair Loss & Replacement For Dummies helps you understand why men and women lose their hair and offers thorough, objective reviews of a wide array of hair replacement options, including hair replacement surgery, prescription and over-the-counter medicinal treatments,... more...

  • Aging of the Genomeby Jan Vijg

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 82.99

    Aging has long been ascribed to the gradual accumulation of mutations in the genome. However, it is only recently that the necessary sophisticated technology has been developed to begin testing this theory and its consequences. This book reviews the concept of genomic instability as a possible universal cause of aging in complex organisms resulting... more...

  • Handbook of Theories of Aging, Second Editionby PhD Merril Silverstein; PhD Dr. Vern L. Bengtson; PhD Michelle Putnam; PhD Norella M. Putney; PhD Daphna Gans

    Springer Publishing Company 2008; US$ 104.99

    The field of gerontology has often been criticized for being "data-rich but theory-poor." The editors of this book address this issue by stressing the importance of theory in gerontology. While the previous edition focused on multidisciplinary approaches to aging theory, this new edition provides cross-disciplinary, integrative explanations of aging... more...