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Prolongevity : a report on the scientific discoveries now being made about aging and dying, and their promise of an extended human lifespan, without old age / Albert Rosenfeld.

1st ed.. New York : Knopf, 1976.
ISBN 9780394489292, 0394489292

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Subjects Aging.
Description xix, 250, xii pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1976.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-250) and index.
Also issued online.
Summary Descriptions of experiments, interviews with key researchers, and explanations of underlying theories comprise reportage on new discoveries and implications involving the probable slowing down and probable reversal of the aging process.
Contents pt. 1: Can we do it? The gerontologist as Captain Ahab -- Senescence as a curable disease -- The genetics of life and maybe death -- The protein assembly lines -- The cell as a machine that wears out -- Garbage glut, free radical rape, and the self-turned enemy -- Hayflick and the cellular aging clock -- Denckla: the clock is in the brain -- Heredity and immunity -- Hormones and enzymes -- Accelerated aging in the lab -- The proteins that switch genes on and off -- How and when it might begin to happen -- Gene transplants and shortcuts to testing -- Last barrier: the dying brain -- A frontier in flux -- What you might hope for personally -- part 2: Should we do it? The immortalists -- Consequences -- Nevertheless- yes, we should!
Network Numbers (OCoLC)2283828
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WorldCat Identities Rosenfeld, Albert.
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