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Talking about a revolution

Author: admin

We are clearly obsessed with the idea of immortality—the sheer number of TV shows, films and books on the subject are proof of this. The latest on the block is Andrew Steele’s Immortal: The New Science of Ageing – and How We Could Stop It and it has got publisher Bloomsbury very excited. As website thebookseller.com reports, publishing director Alexis Kirschbaum believes the book has the potential to revolutionise the way we think about growing old as well as change our perception of what it means to be human. The book traces the journey of the human body as it ages and explores ways to live healthier for longer. It also discusses various fundamentals of biology and examines ongoing advanced research to stop the process of ageing. “An average 80 year-old is 50 times more likely to die than an average 30 year-old—and we are now starting to understand the fundamental processes behind this which will allow us to turn back the clock,” says 32 year-old Steele. “We are sowing the seeds of a revolution in how we approach biology and practise medicine. This is a story I can’t wait to tell.” That’s a tall claim—let’s see if the book measures up.

Photo courtesy: Andrew Steele
Featured in Harmony — Celebrate Age Magazine
September 2018