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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a multiauthored book that reviews the current status of knowledge and research in the biology of aging.
Purpose: The purpose is to access the contemporary research literature on the biology of aging.
Audience: The audience for this book is research personnel, graduate students, and healthcare professionals.
Features: This compact elegant book features excellent illustrations, tables, diagrams, and listings. It features an author index as well as a subject index.
Assessment: The fourth edition of this handbook, long a leading work in the field, continues to set a standard of excellence and usefulness. The recent explosion of knowledge about gene expression and molecular biology is concisely and brilliantly summarized in this new edition. The conceptualization, for example, of which animal models are the most useful to study aging, is breathtaking. Every biomedical library needs a copy of this book.