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Ageing, nutrition, disease, and therapy: a role for antioxidants?

Barry Halliwell and John M.C. Gutteridge

in Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198717478
eISBN:
9780191802133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717478.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter reviews various theories of ageing, with a particular focus on the free-radical theory of ageing (cumulative oxidative damage by reactive species [RS] causes ageing) and the evidence ... More


Genetics of Life and Death

Gary C. Howard

in The Biology of Death: How Dying Shapes Cells, Organisms, and Populations

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190687724
eISBN:
9780197601433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687724.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Longevity seems to run in families, and very old people are sometimes said to have “good” genes. There might be something to that. If there is a key to immortality, molecular geneticists may be able ... More


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