The Longevity Seekers

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 ...

The Longevity Seekers

Author: Ted Anton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226020932

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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.

Seekers After God

It has been vaguely conjectured that both names may involve an allusion to the
longevity of some of the founders of the family , for Annæus seems to be
connected with annus , a year , and Seneca with senex , an old man . The
common ...

Seekers After God

Author: Frederic William Farrar

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Aging

was the cover story in the March issue by Albert Rosenfeld , former science editor
of Life , who now is working on a book about aging . Perhaps not , the author
answers in his article entitled “ The Longevity Seekers , ” with the magazine ...

Aging

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The Truth Seeker

It is true , likewise , " securing of what may be called an enduring life , a As
science , feebly beginning to draw breath and he ... A commission is at this tardy
Truth SEEKER , delineated the generation , by the hell with a vividness of
realization ...

The Truth Seeker

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The Life of Yogananda

In this view , he , like other gurus and yoga masters who succeeded in the West ,
reached out to seekers at their level of receptivity and lifted their gaze . In any
case , Yogananda concluded that phase of his public life by the end of the 1930s
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The Life of Yogananda

Author: Philip Goldberg

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN: 1401952186

Page: 360

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It is hard to image today's $27 billion yoga industry without Yogananda. Yet, surprisingly, there has never been a bona fide biography of him - only tributes penned by disciples. With this book, readers will finally have a complete and compelling account of Paramahansa Yogananda's remarkable life, in all its detail, nuance, and complex humanity.

The Tomb Seeker

We have thus the testimony of a learned judge that this venerable centenarian “
was a woman of very shrewd understanding , " as well as a remarkable instance
of healthy longevity . It is added in her epitaph that “ In her hundred and first year
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The Tomb Seeker

Author: Edwin Roffe

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Asylum Seekers and the State

Returning to the practical features of social movements , as I have pointed out ,
social movements do not have the longevity and continued influence of a
formalised and institutionalised system such as , for example , NGOs .
Nevertheless ...

Asylum Seekers and the State

Author: Claudia Tazreiter

Publisher: Routledge

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Highly topical in subject matter, Asylum Seekers and the State reveals immigration policy as a political process which has social consequences not only for the newcomer group, but also for the wider receiver society. This work considers the obligations which receiver societies have for considering refugee claims, but at the same time assesses contemporary security concerns; it also provides an introduction to the roles of non-government organizations as stake-holders in the political process. The book also offers a study of the historical and cultural context of immigration in Germany and Australia, which demonstrates the practical impact of these issues. Taking a fresh approach to the issue of asylum seekers and refugees, this book offers unique perspectives from non-state actors as significant brokers and advocates of social and political processes.

Prolongevity II

An Updated Report on the Scientific Prospects for Adding Good Years to Life
Albert Rosenfeld. —, “The Reexamination of a ... Review, June I5, 1974. —, “The
Longevity Seekers,” Saturday Review of the Sciences, March 1973. —, (Ed.) ...

Prolongevity II

Author: Albert Rosenfeld

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN: 9780394534756

Page: 336

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Macmillan s Magazine

Statistics and Saxon domination have deprived Ireland of this pre-eminence in
longevity. ... hundreds of years, of life to the community—of active, vigorous life,
too, not such as the common seeker of longevity would gain; and this longevity it
is ...

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Biology

The Longevity Seekers 23. Specific Approaches to the Health Effects of
Pollutants 30. The Skin of Our Cells 31. Bask, Don't Burn 32. A Farewell to
Flatulence 37. Ecology of the Intestinal Tract 38. What Stress Can Do To You 44.
The Longevity ...

Biology

Author: Phyllis C. Braun

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780879670764

Page: 256

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Focus

The Longevity Seekers 50 . Specific Approaches to the Health Effects of
Pollutants 39 . Coffee and Heart Disease : Is There a Link ? 40 . How Do Arteries
Harden ? 6 . A Heart - stopping , Eyebulging , Wave - making Idea 13 . Towards
Pinning ...

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To the Good Long Life

Angus Campbell ' s remarks appear in his article “ Politics through the Life Cycle ,
” The Gerontologist , Summer 1971 . M . Warner Schaie ' s ... Alvin Rosenfeld , “
The Longevity Seekers , " Saturday Review - Science , March 1973 . Nathan W ...

To the Good Long Life

Author: Morton Puner

Publisher: New York : Universe Books

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The Health Seekers of Southern California 1870 1900

passed upon To counteract bad publicity , the legend builders sometimes
referred to spectacular cases of longevity . The examples of Indians who sup
posedly had survived to the age of 140 years were publicized and their
photographs ...

The Health Seekers of Southern California  1870 1900

Author: John E. Baur

Publisher: Huntington Library Press

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In looking at those who sought the curative powers of the Southern California climate, John E. Baur investigates this migration's effect on the settlement and development of Southern California, focusing on boosterism, resort advertising, medicine and pseudomedicine, and sanitariums. The nineteenth-century notion that Southern California's sunny climate could cure tuberculosis, asthma, rheumatism, and a host of other diseases triggered a rush of health seekers to the region. By the end of the century, these settlers from the East had inflated land values, caused building booms, inaugurated new types of businesses, and founded such towns as Pasadena, Riverside, and Palm Springs. Baur investigates this migration's effect on the settlement and development of Southern California, focusing on boosterism, resort advertising, medicine and pseudomedicine, and sanitariums. When his study of the region's health-resort industry was originally published in 1959, he was hailed as the Herodotus of the health movement of Southern California. John E. Baur was a professor of history at California State University, Northridge.

Saturday Review of the Sciences

THE LONGEVITY SEEKERS BY ALBERT ROSENFELD e have always accepted
old age , with all its attendant miseries , as the inevitable end of human life . Now
, however , gerontologists are beginning to question its inevitability . As their re ...

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Human Biology

1938 The search for longevity . Sci . Monthly , 46 : 462 - 483 . Rose , C . L . AND
B . BELL 1971 Predicting Longevity : Methodology and Critique . D . C . Heath ,
Lexington , Mass . ROSENFELD , A . 1973 The longevity seekers . Sat . Rev .

Human Biology

Author: Raymond Pearl

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Includes section "Recent literature useful in the study of human biology."