Author: Marios Kyriazis

Series Title: Frontiers in Aging Sciences

Challenging Aging: The Anti-senescence Effects of Hormesis, Environmental Enrichment, and Information Exposure

Volume 1

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ISSN: 2468-5933 (Print)
ISSN: 2468-5941 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-336-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-335-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810833531160101

Introduction

Age-related degeneration may be reduced or even eliminated, by positively challenging the human being, physically or cognitively, to up-regulate somatic repair functions. Exposure to meaningful information and a challenging environment act as hormetic stressors which, in the context of an increasingly technological setting, may invoke evolutionary mechanisms that lead to a persistent maintenance of homeostasis. Thus, there is a strong link between environmental factors and ongoing health, leading to an individual’s ability to continually adapt to age related challenges. Challenging Aging: The Anti-senescence Effects of Hormesis, Environmental Enrichment, and Information Exposure explains the role of hormesis in anti-aging processes followed by information on vitagenes, epigenetics, environmental enrichment and germlines. The monograph also brings newer concepts and theories to the fore, such as ‘environmental enrichment’ and ‘technoculture.’ Medical professionals and general readers, alike, will gain a a new perspective on the processes that counter aging processes in the human being.

Biography

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Foreword

- Pp. ii
Suresh Rattan
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Preface

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Hormesis and Adaptation

- Pp. 3-37 (35)
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Vitagenes and Hormetins: The Pills of Hormesis

- Pp. 38-70 (33)
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Environmental Enrichment: General Concepts and Research

- Pp. 71-98 (28)
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Epigenetic Regulation and Adaptation to Stimuli

- Pp. 99-120 (22)
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A ‘War of Trade-offs’ Between the Soma and the Germ Line

- Pp. 121-141 (21)
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Another Dimension: ‘Zooming Out’

- Pp. 142-168 (27)
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Energy, Entropy and Complexity: Thermodynamic and Information-Theoretic Perspectives on Ageing

- Pp. 169-200 (32)
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Engagement with a Technological Environment for Ongoing Homoeostasis Maintenance

- Pp. 201-233 (33)
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Appendix

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Subject Index

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