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Elder Abuse

Karel Kurst-Swanger and Jacqueline L. Petcosky

in Violence in the Home: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195165180
eISBN:
9780199864966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165180.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

This chapter explores the unique characteristics of violence against family elders. It reviews the trends that have guided the salience of elder abuse throughout history and provides an overview of ... More


Epilogue

Jan Vijg

in Aging of the Genome: The dual role of DNA in life and death

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198569237
eISBN:
9780191728242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569237.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This epilogue presents some concluding thoughts from the author. Increased stochasticity, beginning at the level of the genome, may work its way through the system and eventually translate into aging ... More


Genome instability and accelerated aging

Jan Vijg

in Aging of the Genome: The dual role of DNA in life and death

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198569237
eISBN:
9780191728242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569237.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The almost general consensus that aging is caused by the accumulation of unrepaired somatic damage has yielded models for aging based on the inactivation or weakening of somatic maintenance systems. ... More


The aging genome

Jan Vijg

in Aging of the Genome: The dual role of DNA in life and death

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198569237
eISBN:
9780191728242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569237.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The emergence on the stage of DNA damage immediately raises the question of whether this type of genome alteration can itself be a cause of aging, or its molecular consequences in the form of ... More


A genomic limit to life?

Jan Vijg

in Aging of the Genome: The dual role of DNA in life and death

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198569237
eISBN:
9780191728242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569237.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

A model, presented in Chapter 7, tentatively explains how random mutations can lead not only to cancer, but also to reduced function of the highly differentiated cells in vertebrates. Aging would ... More


Individual Subjective Survival Curves

Li Gan, Michael D. Hurd, and Daniel McFadden (eds)

in Analyses in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902869
eISBN:
9780226903217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903217.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines individual subjective survival probabilities using data from the Asset and Health Dynamics among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) and the Health and Retirement Survey (HRS). It proposes a ... More


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