The Handbook of the Biology of Aging, Seventh Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research findings in the biology of aging. Intended as a summary for researchers, it may also be used as a high level textbook for graduate courses. The Seventh Edition will have 23 chapters summarizing the latest findings in research on the biology of aging. The content of the work is virtually 100% new. Though a selected few topics are similar to the Sixth Edition, these chapters are authored by new contributors with new information. The majority of the chapters are completely new in both content and authorship. Contains basic aging processes as determined by animal research as well as medical physiology of aging as known in humans Covers hot areas of research, like stem cells, integrated with longstanding areas of interest in aging like telomeres, mitochondrial function, etc. Edited by one of the fathers of gerontology (Masoro) and contributors represent top scholars in gerintology. © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.