Handbook of Models for Human Aging

Other | April 28, 2011

byP. Michael Conn, P. Michael ConnEditorConn

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This Handbook is designed as the only comprehensive work available that covers the diversity of aging models currently available. For each animal model, it presents key aspects of biology, nutrition, factors affecting life span, methods of age determination, use in research, and disadvantages/advantes of use. Chapters on comparative models take a broad sweep of age-related diseases, from Alzheimer's to joint disease, cataracts, cancer, and obesity. In addition, there is an historical overview and discussion of model availability, key methods, and ethical issues.

*Utilizes a multidisciplinary approach
*Shows tricks and approaches not available in primary publications
*First volume of its kind to combine both methods of study for human aging and animal models
*Over 200 illustrations

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This Handbook is designed as the only comprehensive work available that covers the diversity of aging models currently available. For each animal model, it presents key aspects of biology, nutrition, factors affecting life span, methods of age determination, use in research, and disadvantages/advantes of use. Chapters on comparative mo...

P. Michael Conn is the Senior Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. He is The Robert C. Kimbrough, Professor of Internal Medicine and Cell Biology/Biochemistry. He was previously Director of Research Advocacy and Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Cell Biology and Development and O...

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Format:OtherDimensions:1075 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:April 28, 2011Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080460062

ISBN - 13:9780080460062

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. Animal Models
III. Comparative Models of Aging and Age-Related Diseases