The Youth Pill by David Stipp audiobook

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

By David Stipp
Read by Sean Runnette

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10.67 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781400187423

The promise of a longer life has captivated humans for centuries, even before the first person set out to find the Fountain of Youth. But promises of life extension have long reeked of snake oil, and despite our wishful thinking, most of us regard it as an impossible dream. In The Youth Pill, science writer David Stipp explores the history of efforts to slow aging, which have been plagued by fits and starts that have led to dead ends, not to mention countless disillusioning hoaxes. But as Stipp shows, we may now be much closer than we think. He takes us behind the scenes and introduces us to key players—in both science and business—who are experimenting with the most promising cutting-edge research to retard the aging process. This is an informative and provocative book that shows how a small group of optimistic and determined scientists are closing in on drugs that will change the way we live forever.

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Summary

Summary

The promise of a longer life has captivated humans for centuries, even before the first person set out to find the Fountain of Youth. But promises of life extension have long reeked of snake oil, and despite our wishful thinking, most of us regard it as an impossible dream.

In The Youth Pill, science writer David Stipp explores the history of efforts to slow aging, which have been plagued by fits and starts that have led to dead ends, not to mention countless disillusioning hoaxes.

But as Stipp shows, we may now be much closer than we think. He takes us behind the scenes and introduces us to key players—in both science and business—who are experimenting with the most promising cutting-edge research to retard the aging process.

This is an informative and provocative book that shows how a small group of optimistic and determined scientists are closing in on drugs that will change the way we live forever.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An engaging account of the burgeoning field dubbed gerontology. The Wall Street Journal
“An engaging account of the burgeoning field dubbed gerontology.” Wall Street Journal
“[A] thorough, investigative overview on the whole field of gerontology and its expanding frontiers.” Library Journal (starred review)
“An engaging study of recent breakthroughs in gerontology…Stipp’s lucid and spry exposition of the science is tantalizing.” Publishers Weekly

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 10.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English