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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