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Ageing – not cancer, not heart disease – is the world’s leading cause of death and suffering. What would the world be like if we could cure it?
Living disease-free until the age of 100 is achievable within our lifetimes. In prose that is lucid and full of fascinating facts, Ageless introduces us to the cutting-edge research that is paving the way for this revolution. Computational biologist Andrew Steele explains what occurs biologically as we age, as well as practical ways we can slow down the process. He reveals how understanding the scientific implications of ageing could lead to the greatest discovery in the history of civilisation – one that has the potential to improve billions of lives, save trillions of dollars, and transform the human condition.
That’s my deep dive today with Andrew Steele. Enjoy!
Bio: Andrew Steele is a scientist, writer and campaigner. After a PhD in physics from the University of Oxford, he decided that ageing was the single most important scientific challenge of our time and switched fields to computational biology. He has worked at the Francis Crick Institute, using machine learning to decode our DNA. He lives in London.
In this episode of Trend Following Radio:
Ageing and Health Understanding Genomic Instability, Cellular Senescence and Mitochondrial Dysfunction Chronic Inflammation What is a Cancer? Biology of Ageing Hair Loss Teeth Cleaning Gum Disease and Dementia