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Cracking the Aging Code

Cracking the Aging Code Author Josh Mitteldorf
ISBN-10 9781250061720
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 320
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A revolutionary examination of why we age, what it means for our health, and how we just might be able to fight it. In Cracking the Aging Code, theoretical biologist Josh Mitteldorf and award-winning writer and ecological philosopher Dorion Sagan reveal that evolution and aging are even more complex and breathtaking than we originally thought. Using meticulous multidisciplinary science, as well as reviewing the history of our understanding about evolution, this book makes the case that aging is not something that “just happens,” nor is it the result of wear and tear or a genetic inevitability. Rather, aging has a fascinating evolutionary purpose: to stabilize populations and ecosystems, which are ever-threatened by cyclic swings that can lead to extinction. When a population grows too fast it can put itself at risk of a wholesale wipeout. Aging has evolved to help us adjust our growth in a sustainable fashion as well as prevent an ecological crisis from starvation, predation, pollution, or infection. This dynamic new understanding of aging is provocative, entertaining, and pioneering, and will challenge the way we understand aging, death, and just what makes us human.



Cracking the Aging Code

Cracking the Aging Code Author Josh Mitteldorf
ISBN-10 9781250061706
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 336
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A revolutionary examination of why we age, what it means for our health, and how we just might be able to fight it. In Cracking the Aging Code, theoretical biologist Josh Mitteldorf and award-winning writer and ecological philosopher Dorion Sagan reveal that evolution and aging are even more complex and breathtaking than we originally thought. Using meticulous multidisciplinary science, as well as reviewing the history of our understanding about evolution, this book makes the case that aging is not something that “just happens,” nor is it the result of wear and tear or a genetic inevitability. Rather, aging has a fascinating evolutionary purpose: to stabilize populations and ecosystems, which are ever-threatened by cyclic swings that can lead to extinction. When a population grows too fast it can put itself at risk of a wholesale wipeout. Aging has evolved to help us adjust our growth in a sustainable fashion as well as prevent an ecological crisis from starvation, predation, pollution, or infection. This dynamic new understanding of aging is provocative, entertaining, and pioneering, and will challenge the way we understand aging, death, and just what makes us human.



Cracking the Aging Code

Cracking the Aging Code Author Josh Mitteldorf
ISBN-10 1250061717
Release 2017-06-13
Pages 336
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What is the function of aging? Why do most, but not all species age? Aging is generally thought of as wear and tear, but why does this process occur if there is no benefit for the individual? If the selfish gene and natural selection is at play, then why do our cells die off? In Cracking the Aging Code , theoretical biologist Joshua Mitteldorf and award-winning writer and ecological philosopher Dorion Sagan reveal that evolution and aging are even more complex and breathtaking than we originally thought. Using an in-depth and wide-ranging review of the biological record and exploring the genes that either start or stall aging the authors challenge the assumptions of neo-Darwinism and show us how aging evolved not to help ourselves and those like us, but to support the "greater good." Our genetically pre-programmed death is ultimately a means to stabilize populations and ecosystems, which are ever-threatened by cyclic swings that can lead to extinction. This dynamic new understanding of aging opens the door to startling new means of stopping, slowing, or reversing the aging process. A controversial, idea-driven book that is at once provocative, entertaining and pioneering, Cracking the Aging Code challenges the way we understand aging, death, and just what makes us human.



Why We Age

Why We Age Author Steven N. Austad
ISBN-10 0471296465
Release 1999-03-25
Pages 256
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Why has the life span of the average American increased from 48 to 75 years in this century alone? . . . If the body is a machine that simply wears out, why do some cells seem immortal? . . . Is there an aging gene? And can we control it? . . . Can antioxidants and hormone therapy actually slow the aging process and extend life? Steven Austad s compelling book investigates the history, the theories, and the personalities behind the quest to understand the nature of aging. Here is hard evidence from the front lines of research that science is finally closing in on the fundamental processes of human biology and life. "Austad s book can be read with pleasure and profit by any intelligent person with a smattering of biological knowledge." Science "In this clear, engrossing overview, Austad takes the sting out of a subject that will ultimately capture us all." Publishers Weekly "Why We Age is remarkably rigorous in its analysis and thorough scope. . . . A comprehensive examination of its topic." Science Editors, Amazon.com "The problem with long life is that one keeps getting older; here s an able and clearly written summary of the latest theories on why we age and what might be done to ameliorate the process." Kirkus Reviews



Ageless Quest

Ageless Quest Author Leonard Guarente
ISBN-10 0879696524
Release 2003
Pages 154
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Ageless Questis a personal, sometimes controversial, account of the pursuit of a genetic †̃cure' for aging by an expert in the field. The author is the Novartis Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Aging has always been regarded as a highly complex process with many degenerative changes leading to the cessation of life. But recent research has identified a relatively simple mechanism that governs the pace of aging. Lenny Guarente's Ageless Questis a scientific detective story for the baby boom generation. It offers an insider's view of an area of potentially astonishing high reward—and equally high risk.



The Ageless Generation

The Ageless Generation Author Alex Zhavoronkov
ISBN-10 9780230342200
Release 2013-07-02
Pages 233
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An assessment of recent advances in biomedical science evaluates their potential role in shaping the future of health care, retirement and the global economy, examining innovations in regenerative medicine that may significantly extend longevity and productivity, enable breakthroughs in organ replacement and more. 30,000 first printing.



Into the Cool

Into the Cool Author Eric D. Schneider
ISBN-10 9780226739366
Release 2005-06-01
Pages 362
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Demonstrates how the second law of thermodynamics--which refers to energy's tendency to change from being concentrated in one place to being spread out over time--is behind evolution, ecology, economics, and even the origins of life itself in this scientific tour de force that explores how complex systems emerge, enlarge, and reproduce in a chaotic world.



Cosmic Apprentice

Cosmic Apprentice Author Dorion Sagan
ISBN-10 0816684375
Release 2013
Pages 305
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Refreshingly nonconformist and polemically incisive, "Cosmic Apprentice "challenges readers to reject both dogma and clich(r) and instead recover the intellectual adventurousness that shouldOCoand can once againOCoanimate both science and philosophy. Informed by a countercultural sensibility, a deep engagement with speculative thought, and a hardheaded scientific skepticism, it advances controversial positions on such seemingly sacrosanct subjects as evolution and entropy.



Apoptosis and Beyond

Apoptosis and Beyond Author James Radosevich
ISBN-10 9781119432425
Release 2018-11-20
Pages 784
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These volumes teach readers to think beyond apoptosis and describes all of the known processes that cells can undergo which result in cell death This two-volume source on how cells dies is the first, comprehensive collection to cover all of the known processes that cells undergo when they die. It is also the only one of its kind to compare these processes. It seeks to enlighten those in the field about these many processes and to stimulate their thinking at looking at these pathways when their research system does not show signs of activation of the classic apoptotic pathway. In addition, it links activities like the molecular biology of one process (eg. Necrosis) to another process (eg. apoptosis) and contrasts those that are close to each. Volume 1 of Apoptosis and Beyond: The Many Ways Cells Die begins with a general view of the cytoplasmic and nuclear features of apoptosis. It then goes on to offer chapters on targeting the cell death mechanism; microbial programmed cell death; autophagy; cell injury, adaptation, and necrosis; necroptosis; ferroptosis; anoikis; pyronecrosis; and more. Volume 2 covers such subjects as phenoptosis; pyroptosis; hematopoiesis and eryptosis; cyclophilin d-dependent necrosis; and the role of phospholipase in cell death. Covers all known processes that dying cells undergo Provides extensive coverage of a topic not fully covered before Offers chapters written by top researchers in the field Provides activities that link and contrast processes to each other Apoptosis and Beyond: The Many Ways Cells Die will appeal to students and researchers/clinicians in cell biology, molecular biology, oncology, and tumor biology.



Narrating Life Experiments with Human and Animal Bodies in Literature Science and Art

Narrating Life     Experiments with Human and Animal Bodies in Literature  Science and Art Author
ISBN-10 9789004312074
Release 2016-02-18
Pages 350
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How is the relationship between literature, science and the arts informed by the process of narrating life, and how do literature, science and the arts affect and are affected by the emergence of a critical culture of biopolitics and its rhetorical figurations?



The Youth Pill

The Youth Pill Author David Stipp
ISBN-10 9781101442289
Release 2010-07-08
Pages 336
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In The Youth Pill, journalist David Stipp explores the scientific battle against aging and the pioneers of the movement to extend lifespan for everyone. He takes readers behind the scenes and introduces us to the key players who are experimenting with the most promising cutting-edge research. It is an informative and provocative read that shows how a small group of optimistic and determined scientists are closing in on drugs that will change the way we live forver.



10 Years Younger in 10 Weeks

10 Years Younger in 10 Weeks Author Thorbjorg
ISBN-10 0991260929
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 264
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This bestselling book 10 Years Younger in 10 Weeks reached cult status in Scandinavia thanks to a refreshingly natural approach to on how to look and to feel younger. You don't have to ditch the bikini when you turn 40 - this can be the beginning of your sexy years And it's never too late to start: Thorbjorg's vitality and charisma have made her a wellness guru for women of all ages. The book features a 10-week full anti-age programme from inside out with delicious recipes, invigorating exercises, tests to see how you are progressing and nutritional supplement recommendations. It also provides natural alternatives to injectibles and skin care, and describes cleansing and relaxation as the sources of eternal youth, and case studies from women who talk about how the 10-week programme transformed their lives. Want secrets to avoiding sagging skin, flabby bits and mood swings? Want healthy tips and facts on how your food can make your body younger, your skin firmer and your life more energetic? Read this book on how to become your best self. Are you ready to light the flame? I followed Thorbjorg's 10 Years Younger Program, and was truly delighted with the results. Her deep understanding of nutrition, as much as her motivating personality, made the experience a complete success; and I am certainly not alone in my belief that Thorbjorg's work has the power to make a huge impact on today's culinary and fitness culture. - Tamara Rappa, Senior Accessories Editor, The Oprah Magazine



The Telomerase Revolution

The Telomerase Revolution Author Michael Fossel
ISBN-10 9781941631706
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 256
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One of Wall Street Journal’s "Best Books for Science Lovers" in 2015 Science is on the cusp of a revolutionary breakthrough. We now understand more about aging—and how to prevent and reverse it—than ever before. In recent years, our understanding of the nature of aging has grown exponentially, and dramatic life extension—even age reversal—has moved from science fiction to real possibility. Dr. Michael Fossel has been in the forefront of aging research for decades and is the author of the definitive textbook on human aging. In The Telomerase Revolution, he takes us on a detailed but highly accessible scientific journey, providing startling insights into the nature of human aging. Twenty years ago, there was still considerable debate of the nature of human aging, with a variety of competing theories in play. But scientific consensus is forming around the telomere theory of aging. The essence of this theory is that human aging is the result of cellular aging. Every time a cell reproduces, its telomeres (the tips of the chromosomes) shorten. With every shortening of the telomeres, the cell’s ability to repair its molecules decreases. It ages. Human aging is the result of the aging of the body’s trillions of cells. But some of our cells don’t age. Sex cells and stem cells can reproduce indefinitely, without aging, because they create telomerase. Telomerase re-lengthens the telomeres, keeping these cells young. The Telomerase Revolution describes how telomerase will soon be used as a powerful therapeutic tool, with the potential to dramatically extend life spans and even reverse human aging. Telomerase-based treatments are already available, and have shown early promise, but much more potent treatments will become available over the next decade. The Telomerase Revolution is the definitive work on the latest science on human aging, covering both the theory and the clinical implications. It takes the reader to the forefront of the upcoming revolution in human medicine.



Advancing Conversations

Advancing Conversations Author Douglas Lain
ISBN-10 9781785353970
Release 2016-06-24
Pages 80
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Advancing Conversations is a line of interview books documenting conversations with artists, authors, philosophers, economists, scientists, and activists whose works are aimed at the future and at progress. The biogerontologist Aubrey de Grey, as the world's pre-eminent longevity advocate, is nothing if not future oriented. De Grey is the founder of the SENS Research Foundation, an organization developing medical interventions to repair the damage the body does to itself over time. Stated more directly, Aubrey de Grey and his organization aim to defeat aging. In 2005 a panel of scientists and doctors from MIT, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Microsoft, and the Venter Institute participated in a contest to judge whether de Grey's "Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence" were worthy of debate and verification or whether these ideas were wrong on their face. The panel found that de Grey's proposals for intervening in the aging process, while speculative, often "ran parallel to existing research" and were not "demonstrably wrong."



Spring Chicken

Spring Chicken Author Bill Gifford
ISBN-10 9781455527458
Release 2015-02-17
Pages 368
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From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science in search of answers to a universal obsession: what can be done about getting old? SPRING CHICKEN: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying) SPRING CHICKEN is a full-throttle, high-energy ride through the latest research, popular mythology, and ancient wisdom on mankind's oldest obsession: How can we live longer? And better? In his funny, self-deprecating voice, veteran reporter Bill Gifford takes readers on a fascinating journey through the science of aging, from the obvious signs like wrinkles and baldness right down into the innermost workings of cells. We visit cutting-edge labs where scientists are working to "hack" the aging process, like purging "senescent" cells from mice to reverse the effects of aging. He'll reveal why some people live past 100 without even trying, what has happened with resveratrol, the "red wine pill" that made headlines a few years ago, how your fat tissue is trying to kill you, and how it's possible to unlock longevity-promoting pathways that are programmed into our very genes. Gifford separates the wheat from the chaff as he exposes hoaxes and scams foisted upon an aging society, and arms readers with the best possible advice on what to do, what not to do, and what life-changing treatments may be right around the corner. An intoxicating mixture of deep reporting, fascinating science, and prescriptive takeaway, SPRING CHICKEN will reveal the extraordinary breakthroughs that may yet bring us eternal youth, while exposing dangerous deceptions that prey on the innocent and ignorant.



The Secret Method for Growing Younger

The Secret Method for Growing Younger Author Ellen Wood
ISBN-10 9780979404504
Release 2007
Pages 142
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The Secret Method for Growing Younger has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Secret Method for Growing Younger also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Secret Method for Growing Younger book for free.



A Colorful Way of Living

A Colorful Way of Living Author Barbara Bradley Baekgaard
ISBN-10 9781250121912
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 256
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From the co-founder of the Vera Bradley empire, a practical and inspiring book that shows women how to awaken their full potential, at any age. "This place could use some color!" That's what Barbara Bradley said to her friend Pat during an airport layover. It was 1982 and all the women could see was a succession of drab, bulky suitcases. When they returned home to Indiana, Barbara and her business partner got out a few Simplicity patterns and a Singer sewing machine and set to work. And the Vera Bradley Company was born. A Colorful Way of Living offers practical, inspiring advice to empower women of all ages to navigate life by the values that provide the foundation of the Vera Bradley empire. Women looking for the encouragement to start a new chapter, women balancing career and family, and new graduates entering the workforce will all benefit from the Baekgaard’s learned wisdom has as it applies to career, life, and relationships. Lessons include “Noticing Every Detail,” “Choosing Nice,” and “Remembering Always—there’s enough room for everyone.” In this highly readable book, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard shares the values that have helped her to thrive in business, health, and relationships--in every aspect of her personal and professional life.