Björn Schumacher: The Secret of Human Aging . Blessing Verlag (Hardcover)

The Secret of Human Aging

The surprising results of the still young research field of gerontology

Original Title: Das Geheimnis des menschlichen Alterns

Hardcover with jacket, 288 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-89667-524-8
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Blessing

Date of publication: May 18, 2015
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Rights sold to: US/World Engl. (Algora)

Björn  Schumacher - The Secret of Human Aging


The latest findings in the field of aging explained by a gerontologist

Molecular biology has made enormous progress in the last twenty years: we know which genes limit the length of life and why the dysfunction of one single tiny protein can trigger afflictions associated with old age, such as Alzheimer's disease. We are continually gaining new and exciting insights into cell division and metabolism and what risks they are exposed to. It is hardly surprising that doctors are increasingly dreaming of one day being able to hold up the aging process long enough for us to be spared the ailments typical of old age.

But how realistic are such hopes for eternal youth? And what steps must be taken in society as long as the fountain of youth is not available on prescription to prevent our aging societies from turning into morbid societies?

"What such findings means, (...) and how we could live healthier and longer lives (...) is conveyed by this well-researched book by the gerontologist from Cologne."

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


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