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Mild Stress and Healthy Aging:

Applying hormesis in aging research and interventions.

Editors: Eric Le Bourg and Suresh I.S. Rattan

Springer Publ., Dordrecht, The Netherlands (2008)

A compilation of chapters written by world's leading researchers and practitioners in the field of hormesis and covering topics including the effects of exercise, irradiation, hypergravity, heat shock, nutrition, and with a final collective chapter by all authors exploring the possibilities of applying hormesis to human aging and healthspan extension.


Healthy Aging and Longevity


Editors: Noah J. Weller and Suresh I.S. Rattan

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, volume 1126; New York, USA. (2007)

This book is the proceedings from the 3rd International Conference on Healthy Ageing and Longevity, Melbourne, Australia, October 2006.



Biogerontology: Mechanisms and Interventions

Editors: Suresh I.S. Rattan and Serif Akman

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, volume 1100; New York, USA. (2007)

This book is the proceedings from the 5th European Congress of Biogerontology, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2006.


Prevention and Treatment of Age-related Diseases

Editors: Suresh Rattan and Moustapha Kassem

Springer Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands (2006)

A compilation of 17 chapters, written by international experts in their respective areas of research and clinical application. Some main topics: Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, arthritis, cataract, peridontal disease, skin diseases,  breast cancer, prostate diseases, premature aging diseases, nutritional modulation, and dietary fats and age-related diseases.

ISBN-10: 1-4020-4884-X

ISBN-13: 978-1-4020-4884-5


Understanding and Modulating Aging

Editors: Suresh I.S. Rattan, Peter Kristensen and Brian F.C. Clark

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, volume 1067; New York, USA. (2006)

This book is the proceedings from the highly successful 11th International Congress of Biomedical Gerontology (IABG) organised by us at the University of Aarhus, Denmark (August 13 to 16, 2005).

More than 65 articles based on the lectures and abstracts presented at the 11th IABG, and covering the areas of basic biogerontology, ethics of lifespan extension, new research data in aging, recent developments in molecular gerontology and anti-aging interventions; 505 pages.

See its contents here (pdf)

See our Editorial here (pdf)


Aging Interventions and Therapies

Editor: Suresh I.S. Rattan
World Scientific Books, Singapore; 2005


Contains 19 chapters covering aging interventions such as antioxidants, cosmetics, hormone therapy, melatonin, Indian Ayurvedic medicine, stem cells, hormesis, futuristic developments. 


A book series of 5 volumes titled:

Series Editor: Suresh I. S. Rattan

Kluwer Academic Publishers; PO Box 322; 3300 AH Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Vol. 1: Aging at the molecular level; editor: Thomas von Zglinicki; ISBN 1-4020-1738-3; published October 2003

Vol. 2: Aging of cells in and outside the body: eds S. Kaul and R. Wadhwa; ISBN 1-4020-1375-2; published October 2003.

Vol. 3: Aging of organs and system; edt: R. Aspinall; ISBN 1-4020-1743-X; published December 2003

Vol. 4: Aging of organisms; edt. H.D. Osiewacz; ISBN 1-4020-1406-6;  published November 2003

Volume 5. Modulating aging and longevity (edited by: S. Rattan)
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/London  ISBN: 1-4020-1369-8

Contains 17 chapters written by some of the world renowned experts on various aspects of ageing prevention and intervention. Authors include:
L. Hayflick R. Holliday, L. Gavrilov, N.S. Gavrilova, L.Luckinbill, E. Gonos, R. Wadhwa, O. Toussaint, N. Minois, M. Grounds, G. Ashcroft, E. Le Bourg, C. Driver, M. Thakur, V. Anisimov, V. Khavinson, M. Pahlavani, A. Richardson, & S. Welle. 


   Molecular Gerontology: Research Status and Strategies

Editors: Suresh I. S. Rattan and Olivier Toussaint

 Plenum Press, 1996. ISBN: 0-306-45491-2


 Suresh Rattan, Editor-in-Chief, BIOGERONTOLOGY

an international peer reviewed journl on the biology of aging and anti-aging




A book in Danish for the 8th and 9th class school children

E = GMC2
Formlen for evig ungdom
(the formula for eternal youth)

ISBN 87 7417 685 4

This book is my (fic)story of getting involved in aging research, making the discovery of anti-aging molecules, gerontogenes, vitagenes, and the formula for eternal life/youth.

The book is a part of a 6-book series called Videnskabet, sponsored by the Thrige Project, Denmark, and published by Malling Beck Publishers, Denmark (2001).

Videnskabet aims to teach physics, chemistry and biology in the form of highly personalised stories by professional scientists in various fields. A central story line in each book is accompanied by rich illustrations and fact boxes full of scientific data and information. The books are accompanied by a highly interactive CD-ROM providing links, lexicon, experiments and animations, and a guidebook for teachers describing how to use these books and including more than 60 experiments that can be performed in school labs.
Available for schools and personal use from Malling Beck Publishers, Denmark .

This series of books has been awarded

the Danish national "Education Award 2003" by the Danish Ministry of Education.


6. And my fiction on the science and philosophy of life, old age and death:

Where's Baba Gone?

You can read the complete text of this book here by clicking on the book cover below.
But you won't see its beautiful line drawings. For that you must buy the book or contact me for a possible free copy.

Ist edition: Published 1999; Second edition published: 2001; ISBN 81-87510-06-4
  Also being translated and to be published in Polish and Italian languages soon.....


A story of the quest of a teenage girl in search of answers to the age-old
why do we grow old;
what is the secret of healthy old age;
how can we achieve long life;
what happens after death; &
how to bear the loss of the beloved ones?

The young girl unravels different layers of knowledge in accordance with
modern scientific explanations and the Indian religious-cultural philosophy
through lively, humorous and profound discussions with her grandfather Baba,
with her progressive parents, and with her humanist scientist uncle.


Punjabi : This book is also available in Punjabi language (Gurmukhi script), but not on the net. You can just see its beautiful cover: Baba Kithey Gaye?
Ist edition: Published 1997; Second edition published: 2001; ISBN 81-87510-05-6


7.        Dharam, Manukhta Te Vigyaan
(Religion, Humanity and Science)

 You can download the pdf version of this book by clicking on the image of the book cover

A collection of 19 essays on various aspects of science and society, written from 1988 onwards and published in various Punjabi newspapers and magazines, now brought out in a book form by the Rationalist Society Punjab, India, 2001.