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By A. Macieira-Coelho (auth.), Kunio Oota, Masami Iriki, Takashi Makinodan, Lynn S. Baker (eds.)

The challenge of senescence, as mirrored within the historical past of reli­ gion and philosophy, has lengthy been one of many maximum issues of humankind. by contrast, gerontology as a department of technological know-how remains to be relatively younger. prior to now decade, concomitant with quick growth in our realizing of the fundamental lifestyles sciences, gigantic shops of data approximately organic getting older were accrued. this data, despite the fact that, bobbing up from many clinical disciplines and concerned about various degrees of biologic association, turns out virtually random and covers every little thing from molecules to human societies. Theories complex to interpret the evidence and to appreciate the mech­ anisms interested by senescence have remained in person, instead of normal, territories. It has lengthy been felt by way of a few gerontologists that it was once time for some of the experts to step again and take a generalist view of gerontology, to think again and reevaluate the end result in their analyt­ ical targets at diversified degrees inside of a broader context. a few others might imagine it nonetheless untimely. It appeared, despite the fact that, that almost all of these who amassed in Tokyo at the get together of the XIth foreign Congress of Gerontology have been of the opinion that there has been a lot to be won in searching for interrelationships one of the proof and theories originated within the varied degrees of investiga­ tion in an try to discover and relish the organic drama of senescence as an entity.

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