Emory Report
April 16, 2007
Volume 59, Number 27

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April 16, 2007
Neurosurgeon, CNN correspondent Gupta to sign new book on aging

by kathi baker

"You won’t need to inject yourself with illegal stem cells, and you won’t need to travel to subzero Russia to achieve your own version of immortality — I have already done that for you,” writes Sanjay Gupta in his new book “Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today.”

Gupta traveled the world talking with scientists, researchers and clinicians — including a Russian doctor who claims to offer “youth” in just about 10 minutes — to gather information for “Chasing Life.”

“Nothing can stop aging, but we can take steps to increase our chances of living longer, healthier lives,” writes Gupta, an Emory neurosurgeon, faculty member and CNN medical correspondent.

In “Chasing Life,” Gupta explores functional aging and cutting-edge scientific research that experts believe could extend healthy and active living. He also outlines advances in gene sequencing and nanotechnology that may some day provide a real fountain of youth.

“The goal of this book is to help you extend your active life,” Gupta says. “There is a lot of conflicting information out there, and I will distill it down for you and show the most effective choices you can make right now to improve your health and longevity.”

“Chasing Life” is the first book for Gupta, who also pens bi-weekly Time Magazine publications and online blogs as well as numerous peer-reviewed abstracts and publications.

Gupta’s CNN duties have included serving as a war correspondent in Iraq, where he was also called to action by the military to do neurosurgery. Gupta earned an Emmy award for his CNN segment from Charity Hospital in New Orleans in the days after Hurricane Katrina hit landfall.

Emory and CNN will sponsor a book-signing reception for Gupta on April 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the plaza level of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building. For more information, contact Kathi Baker at 404-727-9371 or Tracey Browne 404-727-5686.