life extension

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life extension

Etymology: AS, lif, life; L, extenere, to stretch out
the process of extending the life span of an individual or population by intervention that promotes better use of preventive medicine and use of established diagnostic and therapeutic facilities.

life extension

A general term for any manoeuvre intended to increase longevity and vitality. Life-extending activities include a healthy diet, smoking cessation, drinking alcohol in moderation, exercise and reduction in stress; life-extending modalities (e.g., Gerovital and Live Cell Therapy) are of dubious efficacy.

life extension

The prolongation of life with healthful practices, e.g., regular exercise, balanced diet, abstaining from tobacco, and limiting consumption of alcohol.
Synonym: age retardation; biomedical gerontology; experimental gerontology
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How much of our findings with regards to lifespan extension will spill over to mammals is anyone's guess, for example the extension of lifespan might not be as dramatic," says Petrascheck.
The primary goal of this research proposal is to understand how lifespan extension is linked toreproduction.
Our members are working on opportunities in the operation, maintenance and lifespan extension of this infrastructure.
When Berger's team reduced the levels of a related gene in the nematode worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, they observed a 15 percent improvement in longevity, which is similar in magnitude to the lifespan extension observed in other worm longevity pathways.
Protein Sirtuin have long been connected to lifespan extension and calorie restriction.
Proteasome activities and function are decreased upon replicative senescence, whereas proteasome activation confers enhanced survival against oxidative stress, lifespan extension and maintenance of the young morphology longer in human primary fibroblasts.
The GOS aims to increase the recycling rate to 60 percent by 2012, thus resulting the lifespan extension of its landfill to 50 years from the initial 30 years, and one new incineration plant every 10 to 15 years from the initial period of 7 to 10 years.
As you know, you can't study lifespan extension in humans, we just live too long," she said.
This lifespan extension was associated with reductions in both Indy mRNA and INDY protein levels, and with a decrease in the slope of the mortality curve.
It showed the largest proportional lifespan extension of any animal known at the time.
The future of human longevity and the possibility of radical lifespan extension have caused some uncertainty among this investing community.
Increased H2S production upon dietary restriction was also associated with lifespan extension in worms, flies, and yeast.