The monograph examines the general methodological problems of the aging, main mechanisms, as well as consideration of the fundamental possibilities and directions of influence on this process. A special place is occupied by the use of system analysis, consideration of integrative systems, and the special role of the immune system, namely, that part of it, which is not responsible for immune phenomena proper, but regulates the interaction of proliferation of various cell populations in the body.
Vitaly I. Dontsov, MD
The author has been dealing with the problems of aging in the leading institutes of the Ministry of Health, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Academy of Sciences of Russia for many years. Author of more than 15 monographs and 200 scientific articles. Research interests: Fundamental gerontology, Biology of aging, The processes of self-organization, regulation and evolution of Cell growth, Immune regulation of tissue growth, The processes and directions of Human Evolution, Health and Longevity Informatics.