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The Resource The telomerase revolution : the enzyme that holds the key to human aging ... and will soon lead to longer, healthier lives, Michael Fossel, MD, PhD

The telomerase revolution : the enzyme that holds the key to human aging ... and will soon lead to longer, healthier lives, Michael Fossel, MD, PhD

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The telomerase revolution : the enzyme that holds the key to human aging ... and will soon lead to longer, healthier lives
Title
The telomerase revolution
Title remainder
the enzyme that holds the key to human aging ... and will soon lead to longer, healthier lives
Statement of responsibility
Michael Fossel, MD, PhD
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Science is on the cusp of a revolutionary breakthrough. We now understand more about aging-and how to prevent and reverse it-than ever before. In recent years, our understanding of the nature of aging has grown exponentially, and dramatic life extension-even age reversal-has moved from science fiction to real possibility. Dr. Michael Fossel has been in the forefront of aging research for decades and is the author of the definitive textbook on human aging. In The Telomerase Revolution, he takes us on a detailed but highly accessible scientific journey, providing startling insights into the nature of human aging. Twenty years ago, there was still considerable debate of the nature of human aging, with a variety of competing theories in play. But scientific consensus is forming around the telomere theory of aging. The essence of this theory is that human aging is the result of cellular aging. Every time a cell reproduces, its telomeres (the tips of the chromosomes) shorten. With every shortening of the telomeres, the cell's ability to repair its molecules decreases. It ages. Human aging is the result of the aging of the body's trillions of cells. But some of our cells don't age. Sex cells and stem cells can reproduce indefinitely, without aging, because they create telomerase. Telomerase re-lengthens the telomeres, keeping these cells young. The Telomerase Revolution describes how telomerase will soon be used as a powerful therapeutic tool, with the potential to dramatically extend life spans and even reverse human aging. Telomerase-based treatments are already available, and have shown early promise, but much more potent treatments will become available over the next decade. The Telomerase Revolution is the definitive work on the latest science on human aging, covering both the theory and the clinical implications. It takes the reader to the forefront of the upcoming revolution in human medicine"--
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Fossel, Michael
Dewey number
612.6/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP86
LC item number
.F69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Aging
  • Telomerase
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The telomerase revolution : the enzyme that holds the key to human aging ... and will soon lead to longer, healthier lives, Michael Fossel, MD, PhD
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Publication
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  • 31223114349138
  • 31223114349146
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Theories of aging -- The telomere theory of aging -- Why we age -- The search for immortality -- Direct aging: avalanche effects -- Indirect aging: innocent bystanders -- Slowing aging -- Reversing aging
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 223 pages
Isbn
9781941631690
Lccn
2015026608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
915323761
Label
The telomerase revolution : the enzyme that holds the key to human aging ... and will soon lead to longer, healthier lives, Michael Fossel, MD, PhD
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114349138
  • 31223114349146
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Theories of aging -- The telomere theory of aging -- Why we age -- The search for immortality -- Direct aging: avalanche effects -- Indirect aging: innocent bystanders -- Slowing aging -- Reversing aging
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 223 pages
Isbn
9781941631690
Lccn
2015026608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
915323761

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