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Embracing the power of evolution to stop aging | Dr. Michael Rose

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This legacy interview with Dr. Michael Rose was recorded on June 14, 2017 and first published July 23, 2017 at

A hundred years from now, “physicians will have the capacity to keep people alive indefinitely,” says Dr. Michael Rose, director and professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Rose has spent over 40 years working with fruit flies to try to unravel the mechanisms at work as we age. He believes that there is a point (which can be manipulated) in our lives, when aging ends. It is followed by a “post-aging phase of biological immortality” before we die. Dr. Rose, co-founder of Lyceum Pharmaceuticals, a research startup in California, focuses on trying to “re-tune” patterns of aging to help us live longer and better lives. In this interview he explained his “four-steps to the conquest of aging,” and the importance of living an “age appropriate lifestyle.”

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The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor. The information contained within this interview is for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice or attention of health care professionals.


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One thought on “Embracing the power of evolution to stop aging | Dr. Michael Rose
  1. Michael is really a brilliant scientist. These ideas are just hard to sell to the general audience, due to their complexity, but also because evolution is not something that many folks want to hear about. So people like David Sinclair, who's also a smart guy, but wrong about the fundamentals of ageing, get all the attention.

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