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Now, the number of genes we know influence lifespan has expanded, potentially paving the way to new therapeutic targets to prolong life.
They found that cigarette smoking and traits associated with lung cancer had the greatest impact on shortening lifespan.
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.
What we see as a decline in the extension of lifespan is actually a spurious finding.
The lifespan picture for typical people is different from the picture for people who are tough as nails.
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.
All projects will focus primarily on the direct provision of respite services to fill identified gaps in service delivery and address unmet needs of family caregivers across the lifespan.
lifespan brandsTM is the international manufacturing company that offers a wide range of products including: LAVA[R] Lamps, party products, novelty lighting and Detecto[R] bathroom scales.
More recent technologies, of which the so-called "netbook" might perhaps be an exemplar, may measure their useful lifespan within the time frame of a mere decade or two.
Recent studies have already found that estrogen supplements increase the lifespan of male mice, and that human eunuchs live about 14 years longer than non-castrated males.
Here's the key statistic: The average human lifespan in a developed country has been increasing at three months per year ever since 1840.