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Death certificates with 50% error rate


On death and the passage of time
Frederic Raphael
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The tragic death of young and gifted...
Oliver Sacks
'Our knowledge about causes of death in old age is a black box'
Leonard Hayflick Scientist
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151. Settling into Stanford 10 05:09
152. My contribution to biogerontology 23 01:24
153. The Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging 15 04:53
154. Studying the biology of aging 14 03:57
155. Trying to understand the fundamental biology of aging 24 06:20
156. It is illegal to die of natural causes or of old age 34 01:44
157. Why patients with Alzheimer's disease live longer 34 02:42
158. Motives for telescoping conditions into Alzheimer's disease 16 01:42
159. Rita Hayworth's daughter and the Alzheimer's Association 13 00:52
160. 'Our knowledge about causes of death in old age is a black box' 25 02:07
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Leonard Hayflick (b. 1928), the recipient of several research prizes and awards, including the 1991 Sandoz Prize for Gerontological Research, is known for his research in cell biology, virus vaccine development, and mycoplasmology. He also has studied the ageing process for more than thirty years. Hayflick is known for discovering that human cells divide for a limited number of times in vitro (refuting the contention by Alexis Carrel that normal body cells are immortal), which is known as the Hayflick limit, as well as developing the first normal human diploid cell strains for studies on human ageing and for research use throughout the world. He also made the first oral polio vaccine produced in a continuously propogated cell strain - work which contributed to significant virus vaccine development.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is a London-based television producer and director who has made a number of documentary films for BBC TV, Channel 4 and PBS.

Tags: Alzheimer's disease, death, autopsy, cause of death

Duration: 2 minutes, 7 seconds

Date story recorded: July 2011

Date story went live: 08 August 2012