Monday, December 21, 2009

Best books on aging published this year


Best Books on Aging, Longevity and Life-Extension Studies published this year, 2009.

You are most welcome to add your suggested books here yourself, if you do know some really good new books!


Here is the list of best books on aging, longevity and life-extension studies, which are published this year, 2009. To get more information about these books, just click on the titles below:

Life-Span Extension:
Single-Cell Organisms to Man (Aging Medicine)

by Christian Sell, Antonello Lorenzini, and Holly M. Brown-Borg (Hardcover - Aug 25, 2009)

Book description:
In recent years, remarkable discoveries have been made concerning the underlying mechanisms of aging. In Life-Span Extension: Single-Cell Organisms to Man, the editors bring together a range of illuminating perspectives from researchers investigating the aging process in a variety of species. This novel work addresses the aging process in species ranging from yeast to man and, among other subjects, features detailed discussions of the naked mole-rat, an exceptionally long-lived rodent; the relationship between dietary factors/food restriction and aging; and an evolutionary view of the human aging process.

Single mutations that extend life span have been identified in yeast, worms, flies, and mice, whereas studies in humans have identified potentially important markers for successful aging. At the same time, it has been discovered that the genes and pathways identified in these studies involve a surprisingly small set of conserved functions, most of which have been the focus of aging research for some time. For example, the mTOR pathway, a regulator of translation and protein synthesis, has been identified as a common longevity pathway in yeast and Caenorhabditis elegans. In mammals, this pathway intersects with neuroendocrine pathways and with the insulin/insulin-like growth factor pathways, which have been identified as major modulators of life span and aging in both invertebrates and mice.

Novel, emerging technologies and the increasingly wide variety of systems that are now used to study aging and the mechanisms of aging provide enormous opportunities for the identification of common pathways that modulate longevity. It is these common pathways that are the focus of this important volume.

Epigenetics of Aging
by Trygve O. Tollefsbol (Hardcover - Nov 18, 2009)

Handbook of the Neuroscience of Aging
by Patrick R. Hof and Charles V. Mobbs (Hardcover - Aug 1, 2009)

by John McBrewster, Frederic P. Miller, and Agnes F. Vandome (Paperback - April 24, 2009)

International Handbook of Population Aging
(International Handbooks of Population)

by Peter Uhlenberg (Hardcover - May 28, 2009)

Theoretical studies of aging:
Theoretical studies of aging in biological systems using statistical mechanics and probabilistic approaches

by Diana David-Rus (Paperback - Oct 1, 2009)

Life extension:
Life extension,Senescence,Calorie restriction,Cryonics,Anti-aging,Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence

by John McBrewster, Frederic P. Miller, and Agnes F. Vandome (Paperback - Mar 26, 2009)

Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever
by Ray Kurzweil Ph.D. and Terry Grossman M.D. (Hardcover - April 28, 2009)

Aging: Concepts and Controversies
by Harry R. Moody (Paperback - Mar 4, 2009)

Hormesis: A Revolution in Biology, Toxicology and Medicine
by Mark P. Mattson and Edward J. Calabrese (Hardcover - Nov 18, 2009)

Modelling Longevity Dynamics for Pensions and Annuity Business (Mathematics Texts)
by Ermanno Pitacco, Michel Denuit, Steven Haberman, and Annamaria Olivieri (Hardcover - April 15, 2009)

Longevity, Regeneration, and Optimal Health:
Integrating Eastern and Western Perspectives
(Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences)

by William C. Bushell, Erin L. Olivio, and Neil D. Theise (Paperback - Sep 22, 2009)

Handbook on Immunosenescence:
basic understanding and clinical applications (2 volume set)

by Tamas Fulop, Claudio Franceschi, Katsuiki Hirokawa, and Graham Pawelec (Hardcover - April 7, 2009)

Youth Prolonged: Old Age Postponed
by Robert Weale (Paperback - Dec 15, 2009)

Handbook of Theories of Aging, Second Edition
by Vern L. Bengtson PhD, Daphna Gans PhD, Norella Putney PhD, and Merril Silverstein PhD (Hardcover - Oct 27, 2008)

Living to 100 and Beyond
by Timothy F. Harris (Paperback - April 2009)

If you do know some new really good books that should be added to this list, please feel free to add them here!

Key words:
New books, aging, ageing, longevity, gerontology, gerontological, geriatrics, geriatric, senescence, anti-aging, anti-ageing, rejuvenation, life-extension, immortality

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The Power of 4: Your Ultimate Guide Guaranteed to Change Your Body and Transform Your Life
by Paula Owens (Paperback - Jan 2009)

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