Wednesday, June 23, 2010

On aging, longevity, and immortality

I recently interviewed Lake Orion resident Eddie Bird who turned 103 this month.

Read the article here:

103 and counting The Oakland Press 23 June 2010

On the theme of longevity, here is an interesting interview from today's "The Takeaway" show on NPR (WDET 101.9 FM in Detroit.) It's an interview with Jonathan Weiner, author of the book, "Long for this world: The strange science of immortality."

Is it possible for many more of us to live past 100 -- like Eddie -- or even longer? Do scientists really understand aging? These are just some of the questions answered in this amazing segment:

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