maximum lifespan

maximum lifespan

1. The age of the oldest known member of a species.
2. The theoretical age that any organism, drug, or structure can survive intact. The term is sometimes used in geriatrics for the maximum lifespan potential of an individual or, in pharmacology, for the effective shelf life of a drug.
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elegans had a mean lifespan of 11 days and maximum lifespan of 14 days.
Has the maximum lifespan for a human already been reached?
Based on the maximum shell length observed and the theoretical size ([L.sub.[infinity]] = 49.4 mm), we calculated a maximum lifespan of 4.2 years.
"I think at the end of the day you have to let the data speak, and I think they are pretty convincing," Vijg said speaking to the Scientist. "I guess the main message is that a lot of people have difficulty accepting that everything now points toward an end in the increase of maximum lifespan," he added.
The "oxidative stress theory of aging" is currently the most widely accepted explanation of an animal's maximum lifespan, and can be divided into its functional components (Montgomery et al., 2012).
Lead researcher Professor Jan Vig, from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, said: "Demographers as well as biologists have contended there is no reason to think that the on-going increase in maximum lifespan will end soon.
HUMANS have already hit their maximum lifespan of 125 years, say scientists.
In terms of human life expectancy, such an increase would translate to an average lifespan of more than 120 years and a maximum lifespan of more than 180!
Gerd Dornhofer, one of the Bosch associates taking part in the SchmiRmaL project (Switchable intelligent tribological systems with minimal friction losses and maximum lifespan).
Furthermore, another study showed that the hormone receptor NHR-8 affects development into adulthood as well as the maximum lifespan of the worms.
The maximum lifespan of server hardware is generally five
Given the published maximum lifespan of Spheniscus penguins and the research effort around Willoughby Rock not producing a sighting between 1984 and 2011, it is most likely that the penguin observed in August 2011 is a different penguin than the penguin observed in 1984.

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