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Neurovascular Medicine
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Neurovascular Medicine: Pursuing Cellular Longevity for Healthy Aging

Kenneth Maiese

Abstract

Disorders of the nervous and vascular systems continue to burden the planet's population not only with increasing morbidity and mortality, but also with a significant financial drain through increasing medical care costs coupled to a progressive loss in economic productivity. For example, more than 500 million individuals suffer from nervous and vascular system disorders in the world that comprise both acute and chronic degenerative diseases such as hypertension, cardiac insufficiency, diabetes mellitus, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and Alzheimer's disease. Given the vulnerability of the ne ... More

Keywords: nervous system, vascular system, degenerative diseases, cellular pathways, cellular function, longevity, inflammatory cells, cell biology, healthy aging

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195326697
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326697.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth Maiese, editor
Wayne State University

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Contents

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Part I Unraveling Pathways of Clinical Function and Disability

Part II The Potential of Stem and Progenitor Cell Applications for Degenerative Disorders

Part III Elucidating Inflammatory Mediators of Disease

Part IV Translating Novel Cellular Pathways into Viable Therapeutic Strategies

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