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Overview

Introduction
What’s in a Number?
by Jeanene Swanson

 

Section 1: A Matter of Time: The Aging Process

1.1   Why Can’t We Live Forever
        by Thomas Kirkwood

1.2   Longevity: The Ultimate Gender Gap
        by Harvey B. Simon

1.3   “Super Agers” Stay Young in the Mind
        by Sandra Upson

 

Section 2: Genetic Metronome: Telomeres

2.1   Genetic Variant Linked to Faster Biological Aging
        by Katie Moisse

2.2   Do Phobias Hasten Aging?
        by Katherine Harmon

2.3   Telomeres, Telomerase and Cancer
        by Carol W. Greider and Elizabeth H. Blackburn

2.4   Actuary of the Cell            
        by Thea Singer

2.5   Quiet Little Traitors            
        by David Stipp

 

Section 3: Radical Damage

3.1   The Myth of Antioxidants
        by Melinda Wenner Moyer

3.2   Free Radical Shift
        by Kate Wilcox

3.3   A Radical Proposal
        by Kathryn Brown

3.4   Your Brain on Blueberries            
        by Mary Franz

 

Section 4: Caloric Restriction: Does Less Mean More?

4.1   Cutting Calories May Not Mean a Longer Life
        by Gary Stix

4.2   Does Overeating Cause Dementia?
        by Larry Greenemeier

4.3   Unlocking the Secrets of Longevity Genes
        by David A. Sinclair and Lenny Guarente

4.4   A New Path to Longevity
        by David Stipp

 

Section 5: Alzheimer’s Disease and Age-Related Dementia  

5.1   Cracks in the Plaques: Progress in Alzheimer’s Research            
        by Daisy Yuhas

5.2   Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms Reversed in Mice            
        by Gary Stix

5.3   Shutting Down Alzheimer’s            
        by Michael S. Wolfe

5.4   Alzheimer’s: Forestalling the Darkness            
        by Gary Stix

 

Section 6: The Quest for Longevity  

6.1   Is 100 the New 80?            
        by Barbara Juncosa

6.2   How We All Will Live to Be 100            
        by Katherine Harmon

6.3   Quest for Anti-Aging Drugs Goes Mainstream            
        by David Stipp

6.4   Fit Body, Fit Mind?            
        by Christopher Hertzog, Arthur F. Kramer, Robert S. Wilson, and Ulman Lindenberger