Searching for the Fountain of Youth
Aging is inevitable. We can slow it down a little, but could we ever bring it to a grinding halt? These TED speakers explore how we all might live longer and even better lives. Listen to the full episode here: http://n.pr/1ekxFzY
- •What are the secret of centenarians? http://n.pr/1EntybbTo find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner studies the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live longer than anyone else on the planet.
- •Can aging be cured? http://n.pr/1Fs6sUOCambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease — and a curable one at that.
- •How do you make an elderly worm feel young again? http://n.pr/1PADs54What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a genetic mutation that can more than double the lifespan of a tiny worm, which points to how we might one day significantly extend human life.
- •How could technology change the way we evolve? http://n.pr/1Q16wxuMedical ethicist Harvey Fineberg says "neo-evolution" is on the horizon. When it becomes easier to eliminate disease through gene therapy, will we change the trajectory of evolution?
- •Is aging really so bad? http://n.pr/1FHHhRwAuthor Isabel Allende is in her 70's. She's got a few wrinkles—but she has incredible perspective, too. She says she plans to keep on living passionately as long as she can.