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'Biology of Aging' -- New textbook now available

Garland Science, Taylor & Francis Group


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Garland Science is proud to announce the publication of the new textbook Biology of Aging by Roger B. McDonald. Biology of Aging presents the biological principles that have led to a new understanding of the causes of aging and describes how these basic principles help one to understand the human experience of biological aging, longevity, and age-related disease.

It is the first book on the biology of aging written on the basis that the causes of aging and longevity are known, and tells a unified story tracing the new concepts from evolution to molecular biology.

Designed for undergraduate biology students, it covers:

  • How the rate of biological aging is measured;
  • Mechanisms underlying cellular aging;
  • Genetic pathways that affect longevity in various organisms;
  • Normal age-related changes and the functional decline that occurs in physiological systems over the lifespan;
  • The implications of modulating the rate of aging and longevity.

The Biology of Aging has been written to be easily understood by those with only a general background in biology, and includes end-of-chapter discussion questions to help readers assess their knowledge of the material.


About the Book:

Biology of Aging (Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8153-4213-7) was written by Roger B. McDonald and published by Garland Science. It is is available in paperback and is 360 pages with 241 full-color illustrations. Figures in PowerPoint® and JPEG formats are available for instructors. For additional book information, and to learn about e-book options visit:

About the Author:

Roger B. McDonald received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and is currently a Professor of Nutrition at the University of California at Davis. Dr. McDonald's research focuses on mechanisms of cellular aging and the interaction between nutrition and aging. Using rodents as models for human aging, as well as in vitro analysis of cell growth, his research has addressed two key topics in the field: the relationship between dietary restriction and lifespan, and the affect of aging on circadian rhythms and hypothalamic regulation.

About Garland Science:

Garland Science has been publishing scientific textbooks of the highest quality for over two decades. In that time, Garland has established itself as one of the leading publishers in the fields of cell and molecular biology, immunology, genetics, and protein sciences. Our publications include such classics as Molecular Biology of the Cell, Essential Cell Biology, Janeway's Immunobiology, The Immune System, The Biology of Cancer, Human Molecular Genetics, and Introduction to Protein Structure.

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