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 ...
Author: Ted Anton
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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.
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
Author: Philip Goldberg
Publisher: Hay House
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.
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 .
Author: Claudia Tazreiter
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.
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
Author: John E. Baur
Publisher: Huntington Library Press
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.
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Author: Raymond Pearl
Includes section "Recent literature useful in the study of human biology."