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General Information

Name:  Ted Anton  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1957 in Bronx, New York

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Illinois Connection

Anton is a Professor of English at DePaul University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ted Anton is an English professor at DePaul University. He was the co-editor of The ''New Science Journalists'' (1995). His magazine work, for ''The Sciences'', ''Publishers Weekly'', ''Lingua Franca'', ''Chicago'', the ''Chicago Tribune'', and other publications, has been cited three consecutive times in Best American Essays and was nominated for a National Magazine Award in Reporting in 1993. A former Fulbright Research Fellow, Anton speaks about science on radio and to university and industry groups.


'Eros, Magic and the Murder of Professor Culianu ' Carl Sandburg Award in Nonfiction, Friends of the Chicago Library 'Other Awards ' National Teachers as Writers Award, 1989 Senior Fulbright Fellow, 1994

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Bold science :
ISBN: 0716744481. OCLC Number: 42921437

W.H. Freeman,. .

Examines scientific breakthroughs and innovations through profiles of seven scientists, including neuroscientist Susan Greenfield, astronomer Geoffrey Marcy, and immunologist Polly Matzinger.

Eros, magic, & the murder of Professor Culianu /
ISBN: 0810113961. OCLC Number: 34951456

Northwestern University Press,. .

On May 21, 1991, popular University of Chicago Divinity School Professor Ioan Culianu was murdered execution-style on campus. The crime stunned the school, terrified students, and mystified the FBI. The case remains unsolved. In Eros, Magic, and the Murder of Professor Culianu, Ted Anton pieces together the evidence and shows that the murder is in fact what Culianu's friends suspected all along: the first political assassination of a professor on American soil.

Eros, magic, and the murder of professor culianu.
ISBN: 0810129744. OCLC Number: 847837317

Northwestern Univ Press,. .

Planet of microbes :
ISBN: 022635394X. OCLC Number: 983799176

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This book takes readers into the latest discoveries about early microbial life, where findings from the earth's furthest extremes are seeking to reshape the future of our planet and ourselves. As scientists take the next step in applying the lessons of popular and controversial research, the world's tiniest, and sometimes most dangerous, microorganisms are being tapped as allies in achieving better health and sustainable energy, while revealing fundamental clues to the mystery of where we came from. --Provided by publisher.

The longevity seekers :
ISBN: 9780226020952. OCLC Number: 809911017

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People have searched for the fountain of youth everywhere from Bimini to St. Augustine. But for a steadfast group of scientists, the secret to a long life lies elsewhere: in the lowly lab worm. By suppressing the function of just a few key genes, these scientists were able to lengthen worms' lifespans up to tenfold, while also controlling the onset of many of the physical problems that beset old age. As the global population ages, the potential impact of this discovery on society is vast--as is the potential for profit. With The Longevity Seekers, science writer Ted Anton takes readers inside this tale that began with worms and branched out to snare innovative minds from California to Crete, investments from big biotech, and endorsements from TV personalities like Oprah and Dr. Oz. Some of the research was remarkable, such as the discovery of an enzyme in humans that stops cells from aging. And some, like an oft-cited study touting the compound resveratrol, found in red wine--proved highly controversial, igniting a science war over truth, credit, and potential profit. As the pace of discovery accelerated, so too did powerful personal rivalries and public fascination, driven by the hope that a longer, healthier life was right around the corner. Anton has spent years interviewing and working with the scientists at the frontier of longevity science, and this book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the state-of-the-art research and the impact it might have on global public health, society, and even our friends and family. With spectacular science and an unforgettable cast of characters, The Longevity Seekers has all the elements of a great story and sheds light on discoveriesthat could fundamentally reshape human life.