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The Resource Ageless : the new science of getting older without getting old, Andrew Steele

Ageless : the new science of getting older without getting old, Andrew Steele

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Ageless : the new science of getting older without getting old
Title
Ageless
Title remainder
the new science of getting older without getting old
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Steele
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ageless is a guide to the science driving biology's biggest story -- why we get old, and how we can stop it. Ageing -- not cancer, not heart disease -- is the world's leading cause of death and suffering. We accept as inevitable that as we get older our bodies and minds begin to deteriorate, and we are increasingly likely to be struck by dementia or disease. Ageing is so deeply ingrained in human experience that we never think to ask -- is it necessary? Biologists, on the other hand, have been investigating that question for years. Ageless introduces us to the cutting-edge research that is paving the way for a revolution in medicine. It takes us inside the laboratories where scientists are studying every aspect of the cell -- DNA, mitochondria, stems cells, our immune systems, even age genes that have helped animals to a tenfold increase in lifespan -- all in an effort to forestall or reverse the body's decline. Computational biologist Andrew Steele offers reality-based hope, explaining what is happening as we age and practical ways we can help slow down the process. He reveals how understanding the scientific implications of ageing could lead to the greatest discovery in the history of medicine -- one that has the potential to improve billions of lives, save trillions of dollars, and transform the human condition
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steele, Andrew
Dewey number
612.68
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Longevity
  • Ageing
  • Ageing
Label
Ageless : the new science of getting older without getting old, Andrew Steele
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • 2rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part one. An age-old problem -- 1. The age of ageing -- 2. On the origin of ageing -- 3. The birth of biogerontology -- 4. Why we age -- Part two. Treating ageing -- 5. Out with the old -- 6. In with the new -- 7. Running repairs -- 8. Reprogramming ageing -- Part three. Living longer -- 9. The quest for a cure -- 10. How to live long enough to live even longer -- 11. From science to medicine -- Notes and bibliography
Control code
000068186057
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 385 pages
Isbn
9781526608291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1147897495
Label
Ageless : the new science of getting older without getting old, Andrew Steele
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • 2rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part one. An age-old problem -- 1. The age of ageing -- 2. On the origin of ageing -- 3. The birth of biogerontology -- 4. Why we age -- Part two. Treating ageing -- 5. Out with the old -- 6. In with the new -- 7. Running repairs -- 8. Reprogramming ageing -- Part three. Living longer -- 9. The quest for a cure -- 10. How to live long enough to live even longer -- 11. From science to medicine -- Notes and bibliography
Control code
000068186057
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 385 pages
Isbn
9781526608291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1147897495

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