Can we live disease-free up to 120? Scientists say, yes we can!

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Scientists believe we can live healthy lives, beyond 100 years (Credit: University of Groningen)

We are living longer with an increase in human lifespan of 2.5 years per decade. Scientists are now focused on achieving healthspans, where we live disease free, which can match our longer lives.

This piece for Drivetime on RTE Radio 1, broadcast on 21st June, features interviews with three leading scientists working on different ways to solve the ageing ‘problem’; Luke O’Neill, TCD, Fergal O’Brien, RCSI, and Emma Teeling UCD.

Episode 5: Are dire A.I. predictions justified? How can science survive ‘fake news’? Searching for the source of the Sun’s power

Money can buy happiness; stem cell patch to heal hearts; why exhibit animals in zoos?; prosthetic hands now feel real

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Is keeping animals in Zoos morally justifiable? [source: Paignton Zoo]

Broadcast on The Morning Show at East Coast FM – 15th March 2018

Featured stories:

Money CAN buy you happiness, scientists say http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5493825/Science-says-buy-happiness-does-cost.htm

Stem cell patch to heal hearts damaged by cardiac arrest https://futurism.com/stem-cell-patch-heal-hearts-damaged-cardiac-arrest/

Why do we continue to exhibit animals in zoos https://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/why-do-we-continue-to-exhibit-animals-in-zoos-1.3376662

Prosthetic hands feel more real thanks to ‘good vibrations’ http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/prosthetic-hands-feel-more-real-thanks-some-good-vibrations