life extension

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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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Scientists in the field of biomedical gerontology (longevity and anti-aging) have been working hard to identify the many genes and pathways that are implicated in aging and in determining which ones are more important than others.
Int'l Association of Biomedical Gerontology. International Congress (12th: 2007: Spetsai Island, Greece) Ed.
He was Organizer of the Second EuroConference on Biological Ageing and will organize the 12th Congress of the International Association of Biomedical Gerontology in 2007.
19-23: Congress: International Association of Biomedical Gerontology; [E] ag24@gen.cam.ac.uk
The problem is that the "newcomer" nature of regenerative medicine on the biomedical gerontology playing field translates into considerable unfamiliarity with its relevance to aging on the part of journalists.
The massive Achilles' heel of biomedical gerontology in terms of appeal to the wider world has always been its focus on lifelong interventions.
International Association of Biomedical Gerontology. International Congress (11th: 2005: University of Aarhus).
* The researchers, who have no financial ties to Life Extension, will present their findings at an upcoming meeting of the International Association of Biomedical Gerontology in Greece.
19-23: Congress: International Association of Biomedical Gerontology; Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence: Reasons to View Genuine Control of Aging As Foreseeable; Queens' College, Cambridge, England; [E] ag24@gen.cam.ac.uk http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/iabg10/

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