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Ask Rudy Tanzi Your Questions

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The science-music connection runs deep in our latest profilee, Rudy Tanzi.

And you have the chance to ask him about either or both in the comments section of this post.

Q: Atem

Hi! Rudy, i was greatly fascinated by your stuff, my question is how did you deal with being from a disadvantaged family or born in a war time? i mean what advice can you give to such a kid whose country and family’s disadvantages stand as a barrier to his/her achievements of the genuine goals? i am a mechanical Engineer by profession but i am not at my best so far!!!

A: Dr. Rudy Tanzi

Dear Atem,
Challenges can be overwhelming but have often been shown to make folks stronger, as long as they appreciate that while they may not have choices regarding the obstacles they face, they always have choices regarding how they address them. In terribly challenging conditions, what matters most is perseverance, devotion, intention, attention, and trying as hard as possible to find joy in life even against all odds. Best of luck!

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Tom Miller

    Tom Miller is the producer of “Secret Life” and co-editor of the site’s blog. His job involves interviewing scientists and engineers, getting them to tell their amazing stories and occasionally trying to get them to sing. It’s a fantastic gig and Tom is extremely grateful for it.

    • Twin Sister

      Hello Rudy – I was very interested in your new findings and the petri dish experiment to study plaque formation in brain cells. I found out several years ago that I was apoe-4 and have been researching ways to prevent plaque formation/alzheimers through diet etc. There is not much information out there and some conflicting information. Very hopeful that a cure will be found before I need to worry about it. I am still only 53 years old but have also heard that there is an early onset also, my diet had not been the best over the years. I also have a identical twin sister so i am certain she would have the 4:4 gene also. Do you have any advise for me for prevention?