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Does Aging Stop?

Laurence D. Mueller, Casandra L. Rauser, and Michael R. Rose

Abstract

This book addresses the most paradoxical finding of recent aging research: the cessation of demographic aging. The authors show that aging stops at the level of the individual organism, and explain why evolution allows this. The implications of this counter-intuitive conclusion are profound. Aging research now needs to accept three uncomfortable truths. First, aging is not a cumulative physiological process. Second, the fundamental theory that is required to explain, manipulate, and probe the phenomena of aging comes from evolutionary biology. Third, strong-inference experimental strategies fo ... More

Keywords: aging, evolutionary biology, demography, physiology, biomedical

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199754229
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754229.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurence D. Mueller, author
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
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Casandra L. Rauser, author
School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Michael R. Rose, author
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine

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