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Pere Renom

“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

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Extraordinary centenarian

published on 27 12 2016

There is no magic formula to live 100 years, depends on a lucky combination of genetics and healthy habits. We will analyze the case of two extraordinary centenarians and we will understand that aging is rusting. The following spoke: Mireia Farré from Idescat, Reinald Pamplona from UdL-IRBLleida, Manel Esteller from IDIBELL and the centenarian Joaquim […]

Cause of death: Entropy

published on 28 10 2014

The immediate cause of death is always a cardiac arrest, the mediate cause is cell death, and the ultimate cause is the 2nd law of thermodynamics. Death is irreversible, the process can not be reversed as well as the coffe with milk can not be separated.

Bones against the light

published on 29 02 2012

Every five years we regenerate the entire skeleton. But we have to practise sport and maintain an equilibrated diet to prevent osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

Running against time

published on 29 03 2006

Our lifestyle can slow down in part the effects of aging, but our genetics is also essential. Antoni Pifarré is a 67 year old man who still runs marathons and is currently preparing to climb Everest. How is it possible that some people get old in better conditions than others? Can we improve the condition […]