Needed:Information about aging and death of organisms (human
LOCKSHIN, RICHARD A
YPRLBIO at sjumusic.stjohns.edu
Mon Jul 10 06:49:13 EST 1995
In article <AC20DB9F966833A01 at port15-highway.extern.uni-ulm.de> Anne.Lilie at extern.uni-ulm.de (Anne Lilie) writes:
>-What exactly happens when an organism ages? Does the metabolism slow down,
>and therefore reduces the intake of oxidation and water (which leads to
>hydration of the skin etc..)?
>-And why does the organism loose water (newborn 90% but adult 80%)?
there are several excellent books on the subject. Look especially
for a more theoretical book by Caleb Finch a couple of years ago
and a more recent one edited by Arthur Balin on the biology of human
aging. Also look at bionet.molbio.ageing.
>-Why do some people age later and some sooner? Is the Raging clockS build
>in the cell?
>-Are all tissues (cells) affected? Where (in which cells) does the aging
>process start? Or does it start gradually? Are only certain tissues
>-During the aging process, how do the molecules react and in which way do
>they change their composition?
>-What is death? During the aging process have the molecules changed
>gradually, that in the end, they just can+ t react anymore or very little
>with each other, and then just start falling apart (causing the organism,
>to get less and less resistant to illness...)?
>Thank you, waiting for your answers,
>Anne Lilie at extern.uni-ulm.de
>Anne.Lilie at extern.uni-ulm.de
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