Table of contents for Aging : theories and potential therapies / Joseph Panno.


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CONTENTS
Preface											viii
Acknowledgments										x
Introduction											xi
1	The Quest for Immortality								1
	One Hour upon the Stage
	Growing Younger
	The Road Ahead
2	Aging Theories
	Error Catastrophe Theory
	Genes and Programmed Aging
	Telomeres
	Rate-of-Living Theory
	Free Radicals
	Hormonal Imbalance Theory
	Concluding Remarks
3	Age-Related Diseases
	Alzheimer's Disease 
	Arthritis
	Cancer
	Cardiovascular Disease
	Diabetes
	Osteoporosis
4	Anti-Aging Medicine
	Hormone Therapy
	Antioxidants
	Caloric Restriction
	Gene Therapy
5	The History of Gerontology
	The Early Years
	DNA Structure Inspires New Theories
	Recombinant Technology Revolutionizes the Field
	The Post-Genomic Era 
6	The Search for Longevity Genes
	Yeast
	Nematode 
	Fruit Fly
	Mouse
	Human
	Summary
7	Geriatrics
	Our Aging Society
	Evaluating The Geriatric Patient
	Managing Age-Related Disorders 
	Drug Therapy
	Nursing Homes
	Ethical Issues
8	Resource Center
	Eucaryote Cell Primer
	Recombinant DNA Technology
	Gene Therapy Primer
	The Human Genome Project
Glossary
Further Reading
Websites
Index




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Aging, Longevity