Table of Contents The New Science of Health 2009

Health
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Biologist Aubrey de Grey lays out a plan to stay young forever. Key step: finally winning the war on cancer.
Paul Ewald says infections are responsible for at least four-fifths of all cancers—and we have the tools to prevent them.
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Dr. H. Gilbert Welch says cancer treatments are often worse than the tumors—especially because some of them go away naturally.
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Biochemist Peter Davies suspects the vast majority of research is on the wrong track: The disease is caused by improper cell division, not plaques or tangles.

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