Navigation Links
New book presents comprehensive survey of research into the molecular basis of aging
Date:12/7/2007

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. In recent years, significant progress has been made in aging-related research. In an authoritative new book published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (www.cshlpress.com), leading scientists present recent research advances on the molecular basis of aging, such as the identification of genes that regulate aging and the relationship between diet and aging. They also discuss the potential for developing new drugs to regulate aging and ameliorate aging-related diseases, including Alzheimers disease and cancer.

The book, entitled Molecular Biology of Aging (www.cshlpress.com/link/molebioage.htm), is the first to comprehensively cover this field in a single volume. It is an essential source of information for researchers, clinicians, and anyone interested in the field of biogerontology.

Molecular Biology of Aging was edited by three leading experts in the field, Lenny Guarente, Linda Partridge, and Douglas Wallace, each of whom contributed chapters to the book.

Guarentes chapter focuses on sirtuins, which are enzymes that function as critical regulators of aging-related processes in many organisms. He recently authored the popular book Ageless Quest (www.cshlpress.com/link/ageless.htm), also published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, in which he provides a personal account of his pursuit of a cure for aging.

Partridges chapter explores the genetics, evolution, and physiology of aging using Drosophila as a model. Her work has shown that single-gene mutations can extend lifespans, and has uncovered physiological trade-offs related to longevity, such as reproduction rate and dietary intake.

Molecular Biology of Aging begins with Wallaces chapter, which discusses the role of mitochondria in aging. His current research focuses on mutations in mitochondrial genes and their role in neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and aging. His laboratory is developing medications that someday may mitigate the effects of aging in humans.

Other leading scientists contributed chapters in their areas of expertise, such as calorie restriction, telomeres, stem cells, gene networks, DNA repair, and stress resistance. Significant space is devoted to aging-related diseases, such as cancer, Parkinsons disease, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimers disease, and Progeria. The book also contains chapters on specific model organisms, including C. elegans, mice, and yeast, which discuss how each species has contributed to our understanding of the aging process.


'/>"/>

Contact: Ingrid Benirschke
benirsch@cshl.edu
619-275-6021
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory  
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Updated GOLD report presents new understandings in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of COPD
2. The Art Of Maternity(TM) at Destination Maternity(R) Presents A Sacred Passage Into Motherhood; the Art of Belly Masking to Belly Casting
3. Presentation Time Correction: Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Presents at 12:00pm, ET Tomorrow (Oct. 3) at William Blair & Company Small-Cap Growth Stock Conference
4. VNUS Medical Technologies Presents at William Blair Small-Cap Growth Stock Conference
5. NARSAD - Worlds Leading Mental Health Research Charity - Presents 19th Annual New York Mental Health Symposium, Oct. 19th & 20th
6. Retirement Living TV Presents Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll
7. AviaraDx Presents at 2007 BIOCOM Investor Conference
8. NARSAD - the Worlds Leading Mental Health Research Charity - Presents 2007 Prizes for Outstanding Psychiatric Research at New York Gala, October 19th
9. California Science Center Science Matters Speakers Program Presents The Science and Ethics of Fear
10. Borgata Heart & Soul Foundation Presents Third Annual Women in Wine Event
11. SafeSmart, Inc. Presents SafetyTies to Sixth Annual MedAssets Technology Forum
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New book presents comprehensive survey of research into the molecular basis of aging
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... The ... offices headquartered in Jefferson County, is announcing the launch of a charity drive ... The number of homeless women and children in Birmingham has grown steadily since ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... , ... Coppin Insurance Agency, an insurance and financial planning firm based in ... area, is embarking on a charity drive with the goal of providing support and ... Food Bank of Southwest Florida works to provide fresh and nutritious food free of ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Coffey Agencies, a ... and commercial clients in the northern Alabama and Georgia regions, is embarking on ... 1977, Nobis Works has built a network of support and education facilities to ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... PA (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... with the announcement that it is one of the early adopters completing EU-U.S. Privacy ... Framework is designed to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 ... ... nation are celebrating the passage of the most comprehensive mental health systems reform ... Congress, the support of the President, and the commitment of our elected officials ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... Quebec , Dec. 8, 2016  Valeant ... and TSX: VRX) ("Valeant") today announced positive results ... clinical study to assess the safety and efficacy ... the treatment of plaque psoriasis. ... subjects with moderate to severe psoriasis, IDP-118 showed ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... that it has obtained proof-of-mechanism for neflamapimod (previously ... recently completed Phase 2a clinical trials that demonstrated ... from Study 302 (12-week treatment) and Study 303 ... the Clinical Trials in Alzheimer,s Disease (CTAD) scientific ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... -- A Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant has ... to Phoenix -based NeuroEM Therapeutics, Inc. ... will seek to determine an optimal set of treatment ... to treat Alzheimer,s Disease. The grant will also investigate ... other neurologic disorders such as Parkinson,s Disease and PTSD. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: