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Ep. 1270: Venki Ramakrishnan Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Venki Ramakrishnan
Venki Ramakrishnan

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My guest today is Venki Ramakrishnan, a British-American structural biologist. He shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath for research on the structure and function of ribosomes. Since 1999, he has worked as a group leader at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, UK and is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

The topic is his book Why We Die: The New Science of Aging and the Quest for Immortality.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Evolutionary perspectives on lifespan and aging
  • Mortality and its psychological implications
  • Biological processes underlying aging and death
  • Slowing down the aging process
  • Aging research and investment by California billionaires
  • Factors influencing human lifespan
  • Scientific advancements in extending human lifespan and reversing aging

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