This book is a detailed and comprehensive synthesis of the scientific study of aging. Dozens of contributions from leading scholars review various theories of aging, and molecular, cellular, biochemical and microbial aspects of aging, among just a few of the topics included. Authoritative, wide ranging and thorough, this book will act as a source for experimental design, a comprehensive description of age related diseases, and provide information of the latest molecular theories underlying their causes. Additionally, it will target industries involved in developing anti-aging drugs, post-graduate medical students, and university libraries.

section I|40 pages

Introduction to Aging

chapter 1|20 pages

A Synopsis on Aging

section II|166 pages

Aging Hypothesis

chapter 7|26 pages

The Origins of Aging

Multicellularity, Speciation, and Ecosystems

chapter 8|14 pages

Human Culture

Urbanization and Human Aging

chapter 9|32 pages

Aging Epigenetics

Accumulation of Errors and More

section III|174 pages

Diseases Associated with Aging and Treatment

chapter 12|10 pages


The Price for Longevity

chapter 14|12 pages

HIV and Aging

A Multifaceted Relationship

section IV|106 pages

Mechanisms of Aging

section V|28 pages

Treatments in Aging

section VI|60 pages

Healthy and Successful Aging

chapter 28|8 pages

Social Structure and Healthy Aging

Case Studies *

chapter 29|18 pages

Successful Aging

Role of Cognition, Personality, and Whole-Person Wellness

section VII|22 pages

Anti-Aging Drugs

section VIII|18 pages

Aging in Caenorhabditis elegans

section IX|20 pages

Hibernation and Aging

chapter 34|18 pages

Hibernation and Aging

Molecular Mechanisms of Mammalian Hypometabolism and Its Links to Longevity

section X|18 pages

Mathematical Modeling of Aging