Handbook of Models for Human Aging

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780123693914
eBook ISBN: 9780080460062
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th February 2006
Page Count: 1075
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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.

Table of Contents

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


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"Taken all together, this handbook gives an excellent impression of what is done in aging research nowadays, which models are applied for which question and where the limitations of the models are. It covers very broadly standard models as well as more exotic, just emerging modles of aging research. Michael Conn has indeed achieved his goal of creating a comprehensive handbook covering all models of research." - Martina Rauner in WIENER MEDIZINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT