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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7) No additional lifespan extension was seen by beginning the rapamycin at 9 months of age, and the earlier (more lengthy) dosing increased the incidence of cataracts and testicular degeneration.
My goal is to identify ncRNAs that interact with ribosomes that have an effect on proteostasis or post-transcriptional gene regulation and consequently on lifespan extension and understanding their function.
The Chronoscreen technology measures the effect natural ingredients have on the lifespan extension of whole organisms exposed to a treatment.
Dr Darren Baker, who led the mouse study, said: "In all cases, we found there is significant health and lifespan extension.
Dr Baker told journal Nature: "All of the mice had a lifespan extension from 25-35%.
Thus, we used uth1 and skn7 mutants with a K6001 background to investigate whether these two genes were involved in the lifespan extension of parishin.
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.
Our members are working on opportunities in the operation, maintenance and lifespan extension of this infrastructure.
MSN2 and MSN4 link calorie restriction and TOR to sirtuinmediated lifespan extension in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
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.
Studies have already shown that even a single gene mutation can lead to lifespan extension," said Chen.