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The Longevity Seekers

Author : Ted Anton
ISBN : 9780226020952
Genre : Science
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People have searched for the fountain of youth everywhere from Bimini to St. Augustine. But for a steadfast group of scientists, the secret to a long life lies elsewhere: in the lowly lab worm. By suppressing the function of just a few key genes, these scientists were able to lengthen worms’ lifespans up to tenfold, while also controlling the onset of many of the physical problems that beset old age. As the global population ages, the potential impact of this discovery on society is vast—as is the potential for profit. With The Longevity Seekers, science writer Ted Anton takes readers inside this tale that began with worms and branched out to snare innovative minds from California to Crete, investments from big biotech, and endorsements from TV personalities like Oprah and Dr. Oz. Some of the research was remarkable, such as the discovery of an enzyme in humans that stops cells from aging. And some, like an oft-cited study touting the compound resveratrol, found in red wine—proved highly controversial, igniting a science war over truth, credit, and potential profit. As the pace of discovery accelerated, so too did powerful personal rivalries and public fascination, driven by the hope that a longer, healthier life was right around the corner. Anton has spent years interviewing and working with the scientists at the frontier of longevity science, and this book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the state-of-the-art research and the impact it might have on global public health, society, and even our friends and family. With spectacular science and an unforgettable cast of characters, The Longevity Seekers has all the elements of a great story and sheds light on discoveriesthat could fundamentally reshape human life.

Finding The Fountain Of Youth The Science And Controversy Behind Extending Life And Cheating Death

Author : Aharon W. Zorea Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781440837999
Genre : Psychology
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Separating truth from hype, this book introduces readers to the topic of life extension in a holistic manner that provides scientific, historical, and cultural perspectives. • Examines the topic of extending human life in a holistic, unbiased manner, exploring the subject from a variety of perspectives and contexts • Provides readers with additional insights into current controversies and debates related to the subject • Includes sidebars that offer additional high-interest, ready-reference content as well as a list of resources, a bibliography, and an index

The Youth Pill

Author : David Stipp
ISBN : 9781101442289
Genre : Business & Economics
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In The Youth Pill, journalist David Stipp explores the scientific battle against aging and the pioneers of the movement to extend lifespan for everyone. He takes readers behind the scenes and introduces us to the key players who are experimenting with the most promising cutting-edge research. It is an informative and provocative read that shows how a small group of optimistic and determined scientists are closing in on drugs that will change the way we live forver.

The Nuptial Deal

Author : Jaye Cee Whitehead
ISBN : 9780226895307
Genre : Social Science
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Since the 1990s, gay and lesbian civil rights organizations have increasingly focused on the right of same-sex couples to marry, which represents a major change from earlier activists’ rejection of the institution. Centering on the everyday struggles, feelings, and thought of marriage equality activists, The Nuptial Deal explores this shift and its connections to the transformation of the United States from a welfare state to a neo-liberal one in which families carry the burden of facing social problems. Governance and marriage are now firmly entwined. Fighting for access to marriage means fighting for specific legal benefits, which include everything from medical decision-making and spousal immigration to lower insurance rates and taxes. As Jaye Cee Whitehead makes plain, debates over the definition and purpose of marriage indicate how thoroughly neo-liberalism has pervaded American culture. Indeed, Whitehead concludes, the federal government’s resistance to same-sex marriage stems not from “traditional values” but from fear of exposing marriage as a form of governance rather than a natural expression of human intimacy. A fresh take on the terms and stakes of the debate over same-sex marriage, The Nuptial Deal is also a probing look at the difficult choices and compromises faced by activists.

Aging And Old Age

Author : Richard A. Posner
ISBN : 0226675688
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Observing that people change both physically and cognitively as they age, Posner suggests that each of us has, in succession, two separate selves - younger and older - with different abilities, interests, and behaviors, an insight that helps clarify a number of issues concerning the elderly.

Worries Of The Heart

Author : Kenda Mutongi
ISBN : 9780226554198
Genre : History
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Mutongi explores how the challenges and frustrations of both colonial rule and independence shaped the lives of Maragoli women in Kenya and their complex relations with each other, their families and their communities.

Middle Age And Aging

Author : Bernice L. Neugarten
ISBN : 0226573826
Genre : Social Science
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A wide-ranging selection of readings, emphasizing the social and psychological processes occurring between middle age and old age and drawing on empirical studies and studies in which the research methods are clearly presented

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