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Friday, September 10, 2010

David Stipp discusses his new book on the scientific and medical discoveries that will lead to greater longevity with good health. The author is critical of bogus remedies and promises of extended youth. He emphasizes instead the promising research, especially in genetics, that suggests the possibility of extending life without the decline in health and mental acuity. This lecture is a valuable resource in our era of aging populations.

David Stipp has written about science,medicine, the environment and biotech since 1982 for *The Wall Street Journal*, *Fortune*, *Salon*, *Science* and other publications. He led *Fortune’s* science and medical coverage from 1995 to 2005 as a senior writer, and from 1982 to 1995 covered science and medicine as a staff reporter at *The Wall Street Journal*. In 1998 he won a National Association of Science Writer’s award for best magazine article, and in 1993-4 served as a Knight Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Over the past decade, he has written extensively about the study of aging, including a recently launched book, *The Youth Pill: Scientists at the Brink of an Anti-Aging Revolution*.