Ageing Vulnerability: Causes and Interventions, No. 235 (Novartis Foundation Symposia)

Ageing Vulnerability: Causes and Interventions, No. 235 (Novartis Foundation Symposia)

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Tom Kirkwood, The Novartis Foundation
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Edition: No. 235, 19/02/2001
EAN 9780471494386, ISBN10: 0471494380

Hardcover, 292 pages, 22.8 x 15.6 x 2 cm

With the ever–increasing rise in life expectancy, there is an urgent need to improve our understanding of the relationship between ageing and the pathogenesis of age–related diseases in order to identify more effective means of prevention, amelioration and management of such diseases. In addition, there is a need to reduce the social and economic impact of the ageing population. Age–related morbidity and mortality vary dramatically among individuals; this book focusses on individual differences in susceptibility to age–related disorders.

It contains contributions from leading experts in the field on topics such as:
age–related pathology in the brain, age–related processes in stem cells, and age–related effects on the immune system and in bone, muscle and cardiovascular tissue. For all those with an interest in the biology of ageing, this is compulsory reading.