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life·span

(līf'span),
1. The duration of life of an individual.
See also: longevity.
2. The normal or average duration of life of members of a given species.
See also: longevity.

lifespan

also

life span

(līf′spăn′)
n.
1. A lifetime.
2. The average or maximum length of time an organism, material, or object can be expected to survive or last.

lifespan

Longevity Epidemiology The genetically endowed limit to life for a person, if free of exogenous risk factors. See Average lifespan, Life expectancy.

lifespan

(līf′span″)
The time beginning with the birth of an organism to the time of its death.
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Now, researchers have discovered that the mouse brain, liver and pancreas contain populations of cells and proteins with extremely long lifespans -- some as old as neurons.
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The discovered SNPs, combined with gene expression data, allowed the researchers to identify that lower brain expression of three genes neighboring the SNPs (RBM6, SULT1A1 and CHRNA5, involved in nicotine dependence) was causally linked to increased lifespan.
Depending on the genetic status of the grandparents, and the parents, the future generations may be looking at a slightly more compromised lifespan on average.
They stated that the notion that there is a hard limit on human lifespan was false.
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HUMANS have already hit their maximum lifespan of 125 years, say scientists.