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The limits to human lifespan must be respected

Lengthening our lives will come at a cost.
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Combining mutants results in 5-fold lifespan extension in C. elegans

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

What are the limits to longevity? Scientists combined mutations in two pathways well-known for lifespan extension and report a synergistic five-fold lifespan extension in the nematode C. elegans. The worms lived to the human equival...

FASTER, PLEASE: Harvard Researcher on Aging: There’s no ‘limit on the human lifespan.’ “Can we one…

US Politics / Conservative : Instapundit

FASTER, PLEASE: Harvard Researcher on Aging: There’s no ‘limit on the human lifespan.’ “Can we one day live to 150? I don’t see why not; it’s just a matter of when.”

Is there a natural limit to how long humans can live?

Academics / Biology : Physorg: Biology

Humans may live longer and longer, but eventually we all grow old and die. This leads to a simple question: is there an intrinsic maximum limit to human lifespan or not? There are two equally simple answers. Either there is a limit ...

Long life may cost world’s governments dear

News : Reuters Breakingviews Blog

Statisticians may be underestimating the lengthening of the human lifespan. If they’re doing so by the same three years as recently, the IMF reckons the cost of pensions and healthcare will be 50 pct higher than expected. Something ...

Lengthened Lifespan Demands Focus On Extending Brain Health

Health : Huffington Post: Healthy Living

Humans can only live so long and we’re close to reaching the natural biological limit, if we haven’t reached it already. That’s what Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists say in a new report. The report cites data, which st...


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