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Encyclopedia of Biomedical Gerontology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128160756, 9780128160763

Encyclopedia of Biomedical Gerontology

1st Edition

Editor in Chief: Suresh Rattan
eBook ISBN: 9780128160763
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128160756
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th November 2019
Page Count: 1640
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Encyclopedia of Biomedical Gerontology presents a wide range of topics, ranging from what happens in the body during aging, the reasons and mechanisms relating to those age-related changes, and their clinical, psychological and social modulators and determinants. The book covers the biological and medical aspects of gerontology within the general framework of the biological basis of assessing age, biological mechanisms of aging, age-related changes in biological systems, human age-related diseases, the biomedical practicality and impracticality of interventions, and finally, the ethics of intervention.

Key Features

  • Provides a ‘one-stop’ resource to information written by world-leading scholars in the field of biomedical gerontology
  • Fills a critical gap of information in a field that has seen significant progress in the last 10 years


Students, researchers, academics, industrialists and healthcare personnel in the field of ageing and geriatrics who need specific information on topics outside their immediate area of expertise

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About the Editor in Chief

Suresh Rattan

Dr. Rattan is head of the Laboratory of Cellular Ageing, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark. He is an internationally renowned biogerontologist with more than 30 years of experience in research, teaching, scientific writing and public communication. He is one of the pioneers for the testing and application of hormesis in ageing research and interventions. His research expertise include elucidating the molecular mechanisms of human cellular ageing, with respect to protein synthesis, modifications and turnover. He is the discoverer of the ageing-modulatory effects of kinetin and zeatin, which are now used in several skin care products. He has published more than 250 original research papers and reviews in international journals and books. He has extensive experience and success in compiling and editing/co-editing 15 books for various publishers. He is the founder and current Editor-in-Chief of the journal Biogerontology. He is also the author of popular science books for children in several languages, including English, Punjabi and Danish

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, Laboratory of Cellular Ageing, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark

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