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

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


By (author) David Stipp, Narrator Sean Runnette

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 170mm x 25mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 12 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1400147425
  • ISBN 13: 9781400147427
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Library ed

Product description

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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Author information

David Stipp is a former senior writer for "Fortune" and a former staff reporter for the "Wall Street Journal," where he covered science, medicine, and technology. Sean Runnette, a multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has produced several Audie Award-winning audiobooks. He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company, and his television and film appearances include "Two If by Sea," "Copland," "Sex and the City," "Law & Order," and "Third Watch."

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"An engaging account of the burgeoning field dubbed gerontology." ---The Wall Street Journal