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Why We Age: What Science is Discovering about the Body's Journey through Life

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"Why has the lifespan of the average American increased from 48 to 75 years in this century alone? Is the body a machine that simply wears out? If so, why do some cells seem immortal? What can we learn from the fact that different animals age at different rates? Will we find a gene for aging? Will we be able to control it? Is there any basis to the claims being made for melatonin and DHEA as anti-aging drugs? Aging has long occupied a central position in the collective human consciousness. Now, in this eye-opening new book, biologist Steven Austad investigates the history, the theories, and the personalities behind the quest to understand it. In Why We Age, he offers real evidence from the front lines of research that science is finally closing in on its fundamental processes. A fascinating testament to the dawning of a new era in science, Why We Age, like all the best science writing, offers a new and profound understanding of life itself."

Book in very good condition.

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Author(s):
Austad, S. N.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1997
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0471148032
ISBN-13:
9780471148036
Number of pages:
244
Publisher:
Wiley

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"Why has the lifespan of the average American increased from 48 to 75 years in this century alone? Is the body a machine that simply wears out? If so, why do some cells seem immortal? What can we learn from the fact that different animals age at different rates? Will we find a gene for aging? Will we be able to control it? Is there any basis to the claims being made for melatonin and DHEA as anti-aging drugs? Aging has long occupied a central position in the collective human consciousness. Now, in this eye-opening new book, biologist Steven Austad investigates the history, the theories, and the personalities behind the quest to understand it. In Why We Age, he offers real evidence from the front lines of research that science is finally closing in on its fundamental processes. A fascinating testament to the dawning of a new era in science, Why We Age, like all the best science writing, offers a new and profound understanding of life itself."

Book in very good condition.

Author(s):
Austad, S. N.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1997
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0471148032
ISBN-13:
9780471148036
Number of pages:
244
Publisher:
Wiley

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