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The longevity seekers : science, business, and the fountain of youth

Author: Ted Anton
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Series: '">From obscurity, 1980-2005 -- "Greater than the double helix itself," 1980-1990 -- The grim reaper, 1991-1993 -- Sorcerer's apprentices, 1991-1996 -- Race for a master switch, 1989-2000 -- Money to burn, 2000-2003 -- Longevity noir, 2003-2004 -- Betting the trifecta, 2005-2006 -- Defying gravity: the battle to find a drug for extending health, 2005-2013 -- Sex, power and the wild: the evolution of aging, 2001-2008 -- The rush and crisis
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Anton, Ted.
Longevity seekers.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012043340
(OCoLC)809911017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Anton
ISBN: 9780226020952 0226020959 9781299677470 1299677479
OCLC Number: 849928767
Language Note: English.
Awards: Commended for Society of Midland Authors Award (Adult Nonfiction) 2014
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 223 pages)
Contents: From obscurity, 1980-2005. "Greater than the double helix itself," 1980-1990 ; The Grim Reaper, 1991-1993 ; Sorcerer's apprentices, 1991-1996 ; Race for a master switch, 1989-2000 ; Money to burn, 2000-2003 ; Longevity noir, 2003-2004 ; Betting the trifecta, 2005-2006 --
Defying gravity : the battle to find a drug for extending health, 2005-2013. Sex, power, and the wild : the evolution of aging, 2001-2008 ; The rush and crisis, 2008-2010 ; Live long and prosper, 2009-2011 ; Centenarians in the making, 2011-2013 ; Fountains of youth, 2013 ; Reimagining age.
Series Title: From obscurity, 1980-2005 -- "Greater than the double helix itself," 1980-1990 -- The grim reaper, 1991-1993 -- Sorcerer's apprentices, 1991-1996 -- Race for a master switch, 1989-2000 -- Money to burn, 2000-2003 -- Longevity noir, 2003-2004 -- Betting the trifecta, 2005-2006 -- Defying gravity: the battle to find a drug for extending health, 2005-2013 -- Sex, power and the wild: the evolution of aging, 2001-2008 -- The rush and crisis
Responsibility: Ted Anton.

Abstract:

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 tak.

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