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Unformatted text preview: This article was downloaded by:[Wayne State University] On: 28 February 2008 Access Details: [subscription number 788844254] Publisher: Taylor & Francis Informa Ltd Registered in England and Wales Registered Number: 1072954 Registered office: Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH, UK Educational Gerontology Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713722877 THE BIOLOGY OF AGING: OBSERVATIONS & PRINCIPLES (3 rd Edition) By Robert Arking Jeffrey A. Chesky a a Professor Emeritus of Human Services (Gerontology) and Biology University of Illinois at Springfield, Online Publication Date: 01 September 2007 To cite this Article: Chesky, Jeffrey A. (2007) 'THE BIOLOGY OF AGING: OBSERVATIONS & PRINCIPLES (3 rd Edition) By Robert Arking', Educational Gerontology, 33:9, 796 - 798 To link to this article: DOI: 10.1080/03601270701498491 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03601270701498491 PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR ARTICLE Full terms and conditions of use: http://www.informaworld.com/terms-and-conditions-of-access.pdf This article maybe used for research, teaching and private study purposes. Any substantial or systematic reproduction, re-distribution, re-selling, loan or sub-licensing, systematic supply or distribution in any form to anyone is expressly forbidden. The publisher does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents will be complete or accurate or up to date. The accuracy of any instructions, formulae and drug doses should be independently verified with primary sources. The publisher shall not be liable for any loss, actions, claims, proceedings, demand or costs or damages whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with or arising out of the use of this material. Downloaded By: [Wayne State University] At: 19:19 28 February 2008 The multidisciplinary process of the study of aging is strongly reflected in this volume. In Section I, which underscores conceptual and technical issues of aging, the first chapter discusses aging theory from the perspective of investigators in the field of engineering. Successive chapters in this section critically evaluate the association between aging and age-associated disease, the complexity and impact of dietary restriction and the theory of hormesis, as well as stem cell aging theories and the mitochondrial theory of aging. Another chapter focuses on the critical function of p53, a stress response protein that is also a proven contributor to longevity. The duration of human aging makes it difficult to study it in vivo. Scientists therefore use different model systems in order to gain greater understanding about human physiological processes. In Chapter 7, scientific discourse on the complex genetic architecture of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster , and longevity is discussed with implications for how many loci affect variation in the human life span.affect variation in the human life span....
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This note was uploaded on 08/05/2010 for the course BIO 5750 taught by Professor Arking during the Winter '09 term at Wayne State University.
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