Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old
Aging—not cancer or heart disease—is the world’s leading cause of death and suffering. In spite of this, we accept the aging process as inevitable. We come to terms with the fact that our bodies and minds will begin to deteriorate and our risk of disease will rise as we get older.
Aging is so deeply ingrained in the human experience that we never stop to ask: is it necessary?
Scientists, on the other hand, know that aging is not a biological inevitability. Dr. Andrew Steele's new book Ageless introduces us to the cutting-edge research that is paving the way for a revolution in medicine. It takes us inside the laboratories where scientists are studying every aspect of the body: DNA, mitochondria, stem cells, the immune system, even ‘aging genes’ that have helped animals enjoy a tenfold increase in lifespan—and which could, in the not too distant future, lead to treatments that could forestall our own bodies’ decline.
Steele will explain how understanding the scientific implications of aging could lead to the greatest revolution in the history of medicine—one that has the potential to improve billions of lives, save trillions of dollars, and transform the human condition.
MLF: Health & Medicine
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Copies of Ageless are available for purchase during registration (for shipment to U.S. domestic addresses only).
Steele photo by Tran Nruyen.
Dr. Andrew Steele
Ph.D.; Author, Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old
Dr. Robert Lee Kilpatrick
Ph.D., Chair, Health & Medicine Member-Led Forum—Moderator
9–10 a.m. (Pacific Time) program