Description : "This is by far the best book I've read on the science of aging."—Andrew Weil, M.D. "Life-span Truth Will Set You Free from Age-old Worries," announced the Chicago Tribune upon the first publication of this book. The New England Journal of Medicine confirmed, "For readers interested in aging and longevity, this small book clearly explains the major concepts...extremely enjoyable to read." From NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw to Scientific American to the New York Times, S. Jay Olshansky and Bruce A. Carnes have stirred up controversy and brought clarity to an issue often muddled by exaggeration and pseudoscience. Medical science has uncovered a host of answers to the problems of aging, but many of the most exciting discoveries are buried in scientific journals or overshadowed by popular quick-fix treatments. The Quest for Immortality explains the real science of aging and shows which treatments offered by today's multi-billion-dollar anti-aging industries offer real hope, and which are a waste of money and time.
Description : Over the past decade, impressive results have been achieved in targeting the mechanisms and pathways of aging. Solomon considers these scientific studies by exploring the principal biomedical and anti-aging techniques. In this book, he considers cutting-edge research on mental enhancements and assesses the scientific doubts of skeptics.
Description : Just as the health costs of aging threaten to bankrupt developed countries, this book makes the scientific case that a biological "bailout" could be on the way, and that human aging can be different in the future than it is today. Here 40 authors argue how our improving understanding of the biology of aging and selected technologies should enable the successful use of many different and complementary methods for ameliorating aging, and why such interventions are appropriate based on our current historical, anthropological, philosophical, ethical, evolutionary, and biological context. Challenging concepts are presented together with in-depth reviews and paradigm-breaking proposals that collectively illustrate the potential for changing aging as never before. The proposals extend from today to a future many decades from now in which the control of aging may become effectively complete. Examples include sirtuin-modulating pills, new concepts for attacking cardiovascular disease and cancer, mitochondrial rejuvenation, stem cell therapies and regeneration, tissue reconstruction, telomere maintenance, prevention of immunosenescence, extracellular rejuvenation, artificial DNA repair, and full deployment of nanotechnology. The Future of Aging will make you think about aging differently and is a challenge to all of us to open our eyes to the future therapeutic potential of biogerontology.
Description : This booklet answers questions about the mysteries of aging and the search for immortality. It describes some of the current progress in the scientific study of aging and explores social and ethical questions surrounding the real possibility of human lifespan extension.
Description : Boomers are desperate to avoid ageing: this book uniquely gives them the mental skills to stay youthful, healthy and vital well into their hundreds. Are you ready to live decades longer than your parents? Health and medical advances better living standards and better educational and informational resources have created huge paradigm shifts in health and longevity. From the birth of Christ to the year 1900, mankind gained an average of 3 days a year in longevity. Since 1900 we have gained an average of 110 days a year in life expectancy. Life expectancy increased 62% in the last century. Genetic engineering, the premier technology of the next few decades, will extend longevity even further. For some people these additional decades will be characterised by disability, depression and pain. For others it will be a purposeful time of vitality and continuous renewal. Beliefs, attitudes and lifestyle make the difference. This book gives four Attitudes, 36 Beliefs and 4 Coping Skills (ABC's) that can help you to live longer, healthier and happier than you ever imagined. Includes dozens of exercises to help you to actually implement the attitudes and beliefs.
Description : Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors(r) .
Description : Suggests ways to slow down and reverse the effects of aging, and tells how to detoxify the body, fortify the immune system, and rebuild bones and muscles through exercise and nutrition