The Evolution of Aging

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Why do we age? Scientists have been baffled by this question for centuries and disagree regarding even the general nature of aging. Is aging the result of fundamental limitations that apply to all living things, or are organisms designed by nature to age because a limited life span conveys some advantage? All of the theories either fail to fully explain observed animal characteristics or conflict with generally accepted evolution theory. This issue has potentially enormous implications for medicine. If aging is the result of fundamental and unalterable forces of nature, then anti-aging medicine is impossible and anti-aging research is futile and foolish. If aging is imposed by an evolved life span regulation system, then research will likely reveal means for altering the operation of the aging mechanism and thereby improve the treatment of many age-related diseases and conditions. This book provides a historical review of biological aging theories including underlying evolution and genetics issues and describes exciting recent discoveries and new theories that are causing renewed interest in aging-by-design. The author discusses Darwin's theory of evolution as well as more recent proposed modifications such as the selfish gene theory, evolvability theory, and group selection in connection with their effects on aging theory. A chapter is devoted to describing the aspects of modern genetics that have implications for evolution theory including the application of digital information theory to genetics.

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Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. 200 pages. Why do we age Many believe that aging is the result of fundamental and unalterable limitations. We can try to treat highly age-related diseases like cancer and heart disease but nothing can be done about aging itself. Anti-aging medicine is impossible. Others believe that we age because our bodies do not try harder to prevent damage from natural deteriorative processes. Eventually, we might find pharmaceutical agents that enhance our natural anti-aging functions. For many decades this second theory was considered the most likely. More recently, it has become increasingly clear that we age because we are designed to age and possess a sort of biological suicide or programmed aging mechanism that purposely limits our lifespans. Pharmaceutical agents can presumably be found that interfere with the aging program and thereby delay the incidence of many age-related diseases and conditions. Some such agents apparently already exist. Evolution theory is critical to aging theories. All three aging theory concepts are derived from slightly different versions of Darwins survival of the fittest idea. This book describes the exciting developments that led to the conclusion that the programmed aging theory is correct and summarizes some research initiatives that are already underway based on this theory. The development of the evolutionary theories that are relevant to aging theory is discussed in detail. Print length 255 pages, 29 illustrations, third edition revised 42014. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780978870904

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