The Youth Pill: Scientists at the Brink of an Anti-Aging Revolution

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9781617230080: The Youth Pill: Scientists at the Brink of an Anti-Aging Revolution

Book by Stipp David

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"Improvements in technology, particularly the ability to sequence DNA quickly, have made the serious study of ageing possible. All this is carefully chronicled in "The Youth Pill" by David Stipp, a former medical writer for the Wall Street Journal and an able guide to this young science. His book draws readers down the blind alleys and experimental dead ends that are an inevitable part of scientific research, as well as explaining the advances that have been made and the hunches that led to them."
-"The Economist"
"An engaging account of the burgeoning field dubbed gerontology-the study of aging and of medicinal tools to block its unwanted effects"
-Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former deputy commissioner of the FDA, "Wall Street Journal"
"From the history of attitudes and philosophies on old age and various nostrums that have been pitched to the hard science of the cellular mechanisms of aging, genetic studies, and dietary variables and finally to what is becoming the big biotech business of life extension, Stipp covers the field admirably...This tour de force is recounted with insight, authority, and a somewhat breezy style reminiscent of the best of Natalie Angier's works."
-Gregg Sapp, Evergreen State College, "Library Journal"
From the title of the book, I expected hype about resveratrol or some other miracle pill; but instead it is a nuanced, levelheaded, entertaining, informative account of the history and current state of longevity research. It makes that research come alive by telling stories about the people involved, the failures and setbacks, and the agonizingly slow process of teasing out the truth with a series of experiments that often seem to contradict each other."
-Dr. Harriet Hall, "Science-Based Medicine"
"Stipp's experiences as a popular Wall Street Journal and Fortune magazine writer have blessed him with a singular style, crafting complex explanations of scientific discoveries (and failures) into eminently

David Stipp is the ideal ambassador to the sometimes surreal landscape of life extension. How is it possible to understand so much, to explain so clearly, to tell a story so engagingly and so well? I hope he keeps writing books until he s 300 years old. (And guess what? It s not entirely out of the question!)

MARY ROACH, bestselling author of Stiff, Spook, and Bonk

Well-researched, excellent book on the progress of the biology of aging.

Robert N. Butler, founding director, National Institute on Aging

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"David Stipp is the ideal ambassador to the sometimes surreal landscape of life extension. How is it possible to understand so much, to explain so clearly, to tell a story so engagingly and so well? I hope he keeps writing books until he's 300 years old. (And guess what? It's not entirely out of the question!)"

--MARY ROACH, bestselling author of Stiff, Spook, and Bonk

"Well-researched, excellent book on the progress of the biology of aging."

--Robert N. Butler, founding director, National Institute on Aging



-David Stipp is the ideal ambassador to the sometimes surreal landscape of life extension. How is it possible to understand so much, to explain so clearly, to tell a story so engagingly and so well? I hope he keeps writing books until he's 300 years old. (And guess what? It's not entirely out of the question!)-

--MARY ROACH, bestselling author of Stiff, Spook, and Bonk

-Well-researched, excellent book on the progress of the biology of aging.-

--Robert N. Butler, founding director, National Institute on Aging

Reseña del editor:

Living longer is closer than we think.

Even before the first person set off to find the Fountain of Youth, we were searching for a way to live longer. But promises of life extension have long reeked of snake oil, and despite our wishful thinking--not to mention the number of vitamins we pop--few of us believe we'll live to see one hundred, much less set a longevity record.

But now scientists are closing in on true breakthroughs in anti-aging. Compounds that dramatically extend the health spans of animals, including mammals, have recently been demonstrated in the lab, and gerontologists now generally agree that drugs that slow human aging and greatly boost health in later life are no longer a distant dream.

David Stipp, a veteran science journalist, tells the story of these momen-tous developments and the scientists behind them, providing a definitive, engaging account of some of the most exciting (and sometimes controversial) advances that promise to change the way we live forever.

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