Ageing Vulnerability: Causes and Interventions: Novartis Foundation Symposium 235
Copyright © Novartis Foundation 2001
Editor(s): Gregory Bock, Jamie A. Goode
Published Online: 7 OCT 2008
Print ISBN: 9780471494386
Online ISBN: 9780470868690
Book Series: Novartis Foundation Symposia
Series Editor(s): Novartis Foundation
About this Book
With the ever-increasing rise in life expectancy, there is an urgent need to improve our understanding of the relationship between ageing and the pathogenesis of age-related diseases in order to identify more effective means of prevention, amelioration and management of such diseases. In addition, there is a need to reduce the social and economic impact of the ageing population. Age-related morbidity and mortality vary dramatically among individuals; this book focusses on individual differences in susceptibility to age-related disorders.
It contains contributions from leading experts in the field on topics such as:
age-related pathology in the brain, age-related processes in stem cells, and age-related effects on the immune system and in bone, muscle and cardiovascular tissue. For all those with an interest in the biology of ageing, this is compulsory reading.