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1 A pill to dramatically increase the human lifespan could be ready in two years, experts say.
Dr Gary Whitlock of the University of Oxford said: "Excess weight shortens human lifespan.
Dr Gary Whitlock, of Oxford University, said: "Excess weight shortens human lifespan.
The discovery of compounds could have profound public health impact by reducing disease incidence and possibly extending the quality and length of the human lifespan," said senior author Tomas Prolla, of the University of Wisconsin's medical genetics department in Madison, and other researchers, in the study.
In less than an average human lifespan, the club founded by a couple of Corinthians who 'didn't want to spend their Saturday afternoons racing around buoys" has, ironically, become the organising club of one of the world's great ocean races.
F OR sixty years, the thought had never entered my head, let alone sneered daily in my face, but that was before I read that the average human lifespan is around one thousand months.
Is there a maximum human lifespan beyond which we cannot live no matter how optimal our environment or favorable our genes?
Dear Editor, Your col-umnist, Richard McComb, makes light of the threat of global warming because temperature rises are happening very slowly when measured against a human lifespan - though not against other measure in the Earth's long history (Wouldn't it just be easier to get us to hug a tree?
The trend is expected to start in 2010 as human lifespan begins expanding at an unprecedented rate, says biologist Dr Shripad Tuljapurkar, from Stanford University in California.
Such research may someday lead to doubling of the human lifespan, but Weil believes widespread significant increases in longevity won't come in time for anyone now reading his book.
Hayflick's work is indirectly responsible for igniting bioethical debate over the legitimacy of pursuing research aimed at dramatically increasing human lifespan by age retardation.
Blood levels peak in early adulthood, around age 20, and then decline greatly during the human lifespan, falling by about 80% in the elderly.

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