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Borrowed time : the science of how and why we age / Sue Armstrong.

Armstrong, Sue, (author.).
Book Book (2019.)
Description: 272 pages ; 23 cm.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2019.
3 of 6 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Wakefield. (Show preferred library)
3 current holds with 6 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 612.67 Armstrong (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers New Nonfiction (1st Floor) QP 86 A76 2019 (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/29/2019
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction QP 86 .A76 2019 (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/30/2019
Marblehead Adult New Nonfiction NEW 612.67 ARMSTRONG 2019 (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/31/2019
Reading Adult New Nonfiction NEW 612.67 ARM (Text to Phone) Available -
Winthrop Adult Nonfiction 612.67 Arm 2019 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781472936066
  • ISBN: 147293606X
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-262) and index.
Contents:
1: A question of definition -- 2: Wear and tear? -- 3: Telomeres: the ticking clock in our cells -- 4: Down but not out: senescent cells -- 5: Old before their time -- 6: Ming the mollusc and other models -- 7: It's in the genes -- 8: Eat less; live longer -- 9: Epigenetics and stem cells -- 10: The ageing immune system -- 11: The sting in the tail of HIV/AIDS -- 12: The Big D - familial Alzheimer's disease -- 13: Broken brains -- 14: Turning back the clock.
Summary:
Borrowed Time will investigate such mind-boggling experiments as transfusing young blood into old rodents, and research into transplanting the first human head, among many others. It will explore where science is taking us and what issues are being raised from a psychological, philosophical and ethical perspective, through interviews with, and profiles of, key scientists in the field and the people who represent interesting and important aspects of aging.
Citation: Armstrong, Sue. "Borrowed time : the science of how and why we age." London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2019.

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