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The Resource A means to an end : the biological basis of aging and death, William R. Clark

A means to an end : the biological basis of aging and death, William R. Clark

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A means to an end : the biological basis of aging and death
Title
A means to an end
Title remainder
the biological basis of aging and death
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William R. Clark
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Language
eng
Summary
Why do we age? Is aging inevitable? Will advances in medical knowledge allow us to extend the human lifespan beyond its present limits? Because growing old has long been the one irreducible reality of human existence, these intriguing questions arise more often in the context of science fiction than science fact. But recent discoveries in the fields of cell biology and molecular genetics are seriously challenging the assumption that human lifespans are beyond our control.; With such discoveries in mind, noted cell biologist William R. Clark clearly and skillfully describes how senescence begins at the level of individual cells and how cellular replication may be bound up with aging of the entire organism. He explores the evolutionary origin and function of aging, the cellular connections between aging and cancer, the parallels between cellular senescence and Alzheimer's disease, and the insights gained through studying human genetic disorders-such as; Werner's syndrome-that mimic the symptoms of aging. Clark also explains how reduction in caloric intake may actually help increase lifespan, and how the destructive effects of oxidative elements in the body may be limited by the consumption of antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables. In a final; chapter, Clark considers the social and economic aspects of living longer, the implications of gene therapy on senescence, and what we might learn about aging from experiments in cloning.; This is a highly readable, provocative account of some of the most far-reaching and controversial questions we are likely to ask in the next century
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1938-
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Clark, William R.
Dewey number
612.6/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH608
LC item number
.C53 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Apoptosis
  • Aging
  • Cells
  • MEDICAL
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Aging
  • Apoptosis
  • Cells
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A means to an end : the biological basis of aging and death, William R. Clark
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Originally published: 1999
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Aging, Senescence, and Lifespan; 2. The Nature of Cellular Senescence and Death; 3. The Evolution of Senescence and Death; 4. Of Embryos and Worms and Very Old Men: The Developmental Genetics of Senescence and Lifespan; 5. Human Genetic Diseases That Mimic the Aging Process; 6. Cycling to Senescence; 7. Replicative Immortality: Cancer and Aging; 8. Caloric Restriction and Maximum Lifespan; 9. With Every Breath We Take: Oxidative Stress and Cellular Senescence; 10. The Aging Brain; 11. A Conditional Benefit; Bibliography; Index
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60932736
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1 online resource (xv, 234 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781602567757
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)60932736
Label
A means to an end : the biological basis of aging and death, William R. Clark
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1999
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Aging, Senescence, and Lifespan; 2. The Nature of Cellular Senescence and Death; 3. The Evolution of Senescence and Death; 4. Of Embryos and Worms and Very Old Men: The Developmental Genetics of Senescence and Lifespan; 5. Human Genetic Diseases That Mimic the Aging Process; 6. Cycling to Senescence; 7. Replicative Immortality: Cancer and Aging; 8. Caloric Restriction and Maximum Lifespan; 9. With Every Breath We Take: Oxidative Stress and Cellular Senescence; 10. The Aging Brain; 11. A Conditional Benefit; Bibliography; Index
Control code
60932736
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 234 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781602567757
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)60932736

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