Your Podsite trial is ending soon. Put the final touches on it with our tips on how to make a great podcast website.

Claim your custom domain name todayClaim your domain

S3: #030: Liz Parrish on Developing New Therapies to Slow and Reverse the Effects of Aging

50 minutes

Today we’re going to talk about aging. It’s a condition that everyone experiences and indeed, one thing is certain: when it comes to aging, our condition is terminal.  Our guest today is challenging that and fighting aging head on. Today we’re speaking with Liz Parrish, the CEO of BioViva,a biotech company dedicated to advancing gene and cell therapies to treat the diseases of aging. We’ll dive into her work and learn about the results of the treatment that she received to slow and maybe even reverse the effects of aging.

Liz is a passionate advocate for patient access to these revolutionary treatments, and a couple years ago, Liz decided to take her own medicine - literally. In September 2015, Liz underwent genetic therapy with the aim of slowing and even reversing the effects of aging. She believes that aging should be classified as a disease to open up entirely new and untapped pathways to extend human lives and allow us to be healthier, longer.

Gene therapy to treat aging as a disease. Is this something that will catch on? Should we be tinkering with our own genes in this way? If not, why not? We’re already extending the lives of animals from earthworms to mice - why shouldn’t we work to extend our own lives through applying this technology? But if we do that, will these treatments only be available to the elite and wealthy of our society, or is this something that can benefit all of society by making it available to anyone who wants it?

We tackle these issues and more in this episode of Digital Health Today. Tune in!

Today's Topics

How our bodies age and the hallmarks of aging (Also watch the video below!)The role of telomeres in agingWhy 'Aging' should be classified as a diseaseCan aging be reversed?The results from Liz's genetic treatment to reverse agingGet the full show notes and all the links and videos at DigitalHealthToday.com/30

 

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

More episodes from Digital Health Today

S10: #100: Shawna Butler on Advancing Health Innovation Through Nursing Expertise

Our guest: Shawna Butler, RN, MBA

Shawna is a nurse economist and tech enthusiast. She is a leading advocate for the role of nurses in driving the …

S10: #099: Dr. David Fajgenbaum on Chasing a Cure for Rare Disease

Our guest: Dr. David Fajgenbaum is the co-founder & Executive Director of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network and a Research Assistant …

S10: #097 : Robert Cohen, CTO at Stryker Joint Replacement, discusses robots, wearable sensors, and patient outcomes

Our guest:

In this episode, we speak with Robert Cohen, VP of Global R&D, Chief Technology Officer at Stryker Joint Replacement. Stryker is one of …

S10: #096: Molly McCarthy, Chief Nursing Officer for Microsoft discusses nursing, technology, and the key focus areas at Microsoft

Our guest:

In this episode, we hear from Molly K. McCarthy MBA, BSN, RN-BC. Molly is the National Director, US Provider Industry and Chief Nursing …

S10: #095: From DOCSF/JPM: Daniel Kraft reflects on 2019 and transformative ideas for the decade ahead

The DOCSF meeting is a great way to get geared up before #JPM Week in San Francisco. Now in its fourth year, the Digital Orthopedics Conference, San Francisco, is organized by Prof Stefano …

How you can listen to this podcast

You can listen to episodes right here on the website, or if you prefer, in a podcast app. Listening in an app makes it easier to keep track of what you’ve already heard, listen without using your data plan and many other conveniences.

Recommended apps
Start listening to S10: #100: Shawna Butler on Advancing Health Innovation Through Nursing Expertise
40:46
Start listening to S10: #100: Shawna Butler on Advancing Health Innovation Through Nursing Expertise
40:46