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Aging : the paradox of life : why we age

Author: R Holliday
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 important interconnected insights over quite a long period of time.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Holliday
ISBN: 9781402056406 1402056400 9781402056413 1402056419
OCLC Number: 144595307
Description: ix, 132 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Longevity --
Body architecture --
Maintenance of the body --
Multiple causes --
The ancient origins of ageing --
Mice and men --
How many genes? --
The evolution of human longevity --
Myths of life extension --
Doctors' dilemma --
The modulation of longevity --
Ageing and the angels --
Longevity, population pressure and warfare --
Dialogue between life and death --
The road discovery --
Resolution of the paradox.
Responsibility: Robin Holliday.
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