Thoughts on: Lifespan by David A. Sinclair

This book will blow your mind with the latest research in the field of longevity. It talks about aging as a disease caused by loss of information—and that aging is not at all inevitable..Rather, it’s could be much easier to cure aging itself than it’s symptoms I.e. cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. 📝 Death andContinue reading “Thoughts on: Lifespan by David A. Sinclair”

Green Beards, Altruism and Kinship – Halfway through Behave by Robert Sapolsky

Kin selection is the theory that we behave more altruistic towards people who share our genes—-given we believe in the darwinian paradigm that the overarching aim for an organism is to further its genes, of course. Or as John Haldane humorously concluded while working on the mathematics of kin selection: “I would lay down myContinue reading “Green Beards, Altruism and Kinship – Halfway through Behave by Robert Sapolsky”

Thoughts on: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot

HeLa cells was the first immortal cell line ever discovered. This mean that they can survive and multiply forever in labs given they are provided with cell culture. Without this amazing discovery modern medicine would look very different. —— HeLa stands for Henrietta Lacks. The name of the poor tobacco farmer from which the cellsContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot”