The Mystery of Human Aging: Surprising Insights from a Science That's Still Young

Algora Publishing
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How can we turn back the clock? Health food, gyms and cosmetic
companies promise us everlasting youth, but the effects of
aging are caused by complex biological processes that have only
been brought to light through gerontology research over the past
two decades.<p>Dr. Björn Schumacher is one of the world’s foremost researchers
investigating the molecular mechanisms of aging. He shows how
new insights into biology are transforming our understanding of
the causes of aging and the diseases that affect us when we
grow old.<p>This book explains the genes and the cumulative damage that
drive human aging and disease, gives insights into current and
future therapies for healthy aging, and provides an outlook on
the future of the aging society. This engaging book breaks down
the science for everyday readers and shows what exciting breakthroughs
scientists are working on and what they’ve learned so
far. The author discusses what we can do to take care of ourselves,
and he looks at why we are so keen to deny that we are aging,
when indeed aging is a part of life — for everything from bacteria
to humans. 


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About the author

Prof. Dr. Björn Schumacher is President of the German Society for Aging Research. At the University of Cologne, he is Managing Director of the CECAD Research Center at the Institute for Genetics. This international center explores the causes of aging processes and aging-associated disorders. CECAD scientists collaborate with other leading research centers worldwide to conduct the basic scientific research needed in order to develop new treatments for aging-associated diseases including dementia, diabetes, chronic inflammation, cancer, infection, chronic kidney disease, and arteriosclerosis.


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Algora Publishing
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Apr 15, 2017
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MEDICAL / Physiology
Medical / Genetics
Medical / Geriatrics
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology
Social Science / Gerontology
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