Evolutionary Biology of Aging and Longevity in Mammalian Species

  • Richard G. Cutler

Abstract

The biomedical sciences have been remarkably successful in dealing with exogenously originating pathologies such as infectious diseases. This success, however, has uncovered a more formidable opponent of health and general well being, the intrinsically originating pathologies. These are the disabling or degenerative diseases, which are generally described as being caused by or related to the aging processes. The vast number of human diseases which have an intrinsic origin is just becoming appreciated, and the studies of these dysfunctions and the methods to be developed for their treatment are predicted to occupy the future efforts of much of the biomedical sciences (Ludwig, 1980).

Keywords

Aging Rate Primate Species Guanylate Cyclase Active Oxygen Species Deer Mouse 
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  1. 1.Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on AgingBaltimore City HospitalsBaltimoreUSA

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