Ageless by Andrew Steele audiobook

Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old

By Andrew Steele
Read by Andrew Steele

Random House Audio
9.79 Hours 1
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“A fascinating look at how scientists are working to help doctors treat not just one disease at a time, but the aging process itself.” —Dr. Sanjay Gupta   A startling chronicle by a brilliant young scientist takes us onto the frontiers of the science of aging, and reveals how close we are to an astonishing extension of our life spans and a vastly improved quality of life in our later years. Aging--not cancer, not heart disease--is the true underlying cause of most human death and suffering. We accept as inevitable that as we advance in years our bodies and minds begin to deteriorate and that we are ever more likely to be felled by dementia or disease. But we never really ask--is aging necessary? Biologists, on the other hand, have been investigating that question for years. After all, there are tortoises and salamanders whose risk of dying is the same no matter how old they are. With the help of science, could humans find a way to become old without getting frail, a phenomenon known as "biological immortality"? In Ageless, Andrew Steele, a computational biologist and science writer, takes us on a journey through the laboratories where scientists are studying every bodily system that declines with age--DNA, mitochondria, stem cells, our immune systems--and developing therapies to reverse the trend. With bell-clear writing and intellectual passion, Steele shines a spotlight on a little-known revolution already underway.

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“A fascinating look at how scientists are working to help doctors treat not just one disease at a time, but the aging process itself.” —Dr. Sanjay Gupta   A startling chronicle by a brilliant young scientist takes us onto the frontiers of the science of aging, and reveals how close we are to an astonishing extension of our life spans and a vastly improved quality of life in our later years. Aging--not cancer, not heart disease--is the true underlying cause of most human death and suffering. We accept as inevitable that as we advance in years our bodies and minds begin to deteriorate and that we are ever more likely to be felled by dementia or disease. But we never really ask--is aging necessary? Biologists, on the other hand, have been investigating that question for years. After all, there are tortoises and salamanders whose risk of dying is the same no matter how old they are. With the help of science, could humans find a way to become old without getting frail, a phenomenon known as "biological immortality"? In Ageless, Andrew Steele, a computational biologist and science writer, takes us on a journey through the laboratories where scientists are studying every bodily system that declines with age--DNA, mitochondria, stem cells, our immune systems--and developing therapies to reverse the trend. With bell-clear writing and intellectual passion, Steele shines a spotlight on a little-known revolution already underway.

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Editorial Reviews

“A fascinating look at how scientists are working to help doctors treat not just one disease at a time but the aging process itself.”  Dr. Sanjay Gupta, New York Times bestselling author  
“[Scientists] have many tools at their disposal, [and Steele] evaluates them expertly and with verve.” The Economist (London)
“Writing with the vim of a Bill Bryson and the technical knowledge of a scientist, Steele gives us a chance to grasp what’s at stake in this dazzling, daunting age where big data meets human biology.” The Independent (London)
“An optimistic exploration of aging..A diligent scientist, Steele does not ignore flops and fads…Good science in service of a convincing case that vast life extension is inevitable.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Andrew Steele

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 9.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English