Check out Jorge Cham’s fantastic animation for PhD Comics of a talk on Aging, that was given by Dr. Joao Pedro De Magalhaes.
This abbreviated version of Dr. J’s original talk touches on viability, historical lifespans, cell-renewal, free-radicals, mitochondria, telomeres, lucky animal species, nude rats, genetic-modification, evolution, diet, and linchpin-genes.
In it, he also talks about his first inspiration to get into the field of aging-science and transcend the apparent “Law of Nature” that eventual decay must happen in the first place.
Unfortunately, we don’t have the genetic profile of the Naked Mole Rat, or Giant Tortoise, but we can do a fair amount through calorie-restriction to live to be 100. (regardless of what some clearly-erroneous studies would have you believe)
…Maybe Michael Bloomberg was right after all? :D…
Check out the links for full details, resources, and Dr. J’s Original 50-Minute Talk on YouTube:
Screenshot of Title and initial graph, by Jorge Cham and PhD Comics
• Source: YT-Dr. Joao’s Original Talk, “Genetics and Genomics of Aging”
• via: YT-PhDComics-“What Is Aging?” | Neatorama
• More Coverage: Dr. Joao’s Homepage | Senescence-Dr. Joao’s Resource Site on Aging