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The biology of death : origins of mortality

Author: André Klarsfeld; Frédéric Revah
Publisher: Ithaca : Comstock Pub. Assocites, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Andre Klarsfeld and Frederic Revah discuss in detail the latest scientific findings and views on death and longevity. They challenge many popular assumptions, such as the idea that the death of individual organisms serves to rejuvenate species or that death and sexual reproduction are necessarily linked. Finally, they describe current experimental approaches to postponing natural death in lower organisms as well as  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: André Klarsfeld; Frédéric Revah
ISBN: 0801441188 9780801441189
OCLC Number: 52388069
Awards: Winner of An Alternate Selection of the Scientific American.
Description: 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The biology of Death: A brief history --
The difficult measure of biological time --
Aging and longevity across the Species --
What's the point of dying? --
In search of the fundamental mechanisms --
Programmed death that benefits life --
The dangers of programmes cell death gone awry --
Delaying death --
Conclusion --
Index.
Other Titles: Biologie de la mort.
Responsibility: André Klarsfeld and Frédéric Revah ; translated by Lydia Brady.
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Why do we die? Do all living creatures share this fate? Is the body's slow degradation with the passage of time unavoidable, or can the secrets of longevity be unlocked? Over the past two decades,  Read more...

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