Why do we die when we die? How much of aging is genetics and how much is environmental? What does oral hygiene have to do with brain health? How do turtles and naked mole rats live so long? Are there any proven strategies for living a longer life? What's up with whiskey and eggs? World-renowned aging expert and biogerontologist Dr. Caleb "Tuck" Finch takes a quick break from his prolific research at USC to answer Alie's sometimes stupid questions about everything from molecules to movies. And she only has like, 3 life-altering epiphanies during the episode.
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Some links which may be of use:
Meet Dr. Caleb Finch
Dr. Caleb Finch’s giant CV
Dr. Finch’s new book: Global Air Pollution in Aging: Reading Smoke Signals
Another reason to floss: gingivitis study
Breezy reading: Inflammation as a potential mediator for the association between periodontal disease and Alzheimer’s disease
Dr. Finch’s work with CureALZ.org
I forgot to mention that Dr. Caleb Finch is also a fiddler in the Iron Mountain String Band
His genius, 900-page book on aging, “Longevity, Senescence and the Genome” on Google Books
To buy “Longevity, Senescence and the Genome:”
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