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How to become a centenarian – 9 lessons from the people who’ve lived the longest.

How to become a centenarian – 9 lessons from the people who’ve lived the longest.

  Late last year in my Meet the Neuroscientists interview series, I spoke to Charlene Levitan who studies centenarians for the Sydney Centenarian Study.  Her research has revealed that only about 30% of longevity is determined by our genes. As Dr Levitan pointed out: We can’t choose our parents, but we can choose our lifestyle.… Continue Reading

Uncovering the secrets to successful ageing with Dr Charlene Levitan

Uncovering the secrets to successful ageing with Dr Charlene Levitan

Dr Charlene Levitan from the University of New South Wales heads the Sydney Centenarian Study. She studies that exceptional group of people in our community who live to be 100 years or older. Dr Levitan’s work hopes to uncover the genetic and environmental determinants to successful ageing. I spoke to Dr Levitan about her passions, whether… Continue Reading

Nurture over nature? Interview with neuroplasticity researcher Tony Hannan

Nurture over nature? Interview with neuroplasticity researcher Tony Hannan

Neuroplasticity research shows we have the ability to slow the onset of even fatal inherited disorders such as Huntington’s disease. Professor Anthony Hannan is head of the Neural Plasticity Laboratory at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne. We first met in the Physiology Department of Oxford University where we were both delving… Continue Reading

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