1 Aug 2015

Science of ageing

From This Way Up, 1:10 pm on 1 August 2015
Bill Gifford.

Bill Gifford. Photo: Supplied.

How much would you pay for a pill that can make you live longer?

In the US doctors and scientists are trying to convince regulators that anti-ageing drugs should be approved as a new class of pharmaceuticals.

Humans are living longer than ever, and we're increasingly viewing ageing as something we can avoid or at least delay through medicine or science. Bill Gifford studies the science of ageing in his book 'Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever or Die Trying' (Grand Central).