Aging: The Paradox Of Life

The biological reasons for aging are now well understood

  • Robin Holliday

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book

Introduction

For centuries people have been puzzled by the inevitability of human aging. For most of the second half of the twentieth century aging remained a mystery, or an unsolved biological problem. At the end of the 20th century a remarkable scientific discovery emerged. It was not a single discovery in the usual sense, because it was based on a series of important interconnected insights over quite a long period of time. These insights made it possible for the very first time to understand the biological reasons for aging in animals and man. It can already be said, however, that the many observations and insights that explain aging will not be accepted as established knowledge for a long time. The field is still full of scientists, and non-scientists, who are just happy to go on speculating about the "mystery" of aging. The aim of this book is to dispel ignorance by explaining in non-technical language what are the reasons for aging and the myth of excessive prolongation of life.

Keywords

Ageing aging evolution genes

Authors and affiliations

  • Robin Holliday
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  1. 1.Polytechnic University of BucharestRomania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5641-3
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5640-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5641-3
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