A universe from nothing? And the Alzheimer's prevention program

01/11/12 Robert Lorei
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Coming up today - two topics- could the universe have sprung up from nothing… we’ll talk with cosmologist Lawrence Krauss… and later we’ll talk about preventing Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll hear about the latest research from Dr. Gary Small with UCLA’s Longevity Center. First one listener comment about yesterday’s program. Yesterday a lot of the discussion centered around the upcoming presidential election. Here’s what one listener had to say.

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One of the biggest questions facing scientists, religious scholars and philosophers is How did the universe start? Lawrence Krauss a theoretical physicist at the University of Arizona assembles the latest knowledge about the nature of outer space in his new book A UNIVERSE FROM NOTHING. And he argues that the universe came from nothing. It’s a revolutionary view—especially if you rely on the world’s major religions to explain existence.

Lawrence Krauss welcome to WMNF. The universe came from nothing?

Next up - Alzheimer’s disease, affects 5 million people in the U.S. and is poised to become the world’s greatest epidemic

Boldly challenging the widely accepted theory that Alzheimer’s disease is an unavoidable consequence of aging, Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA Longevity Center has developed a program for delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s so that people may remain symptom-free for life.

In his book THE ALZHEIMER’S PREVENTION PROGRAM: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life (Workman), Dr. Small explains what Alzheimer’s is and shares the latest scientific evidence on which prevention strategies are best for defending against it. He joins us live right now on the phone.

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