How far should science extend the human lifespan?

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Greenhaven Press , Detroit
Long
StatementTamara Thompson, editor.
SeriesAt issue
ContributionsThompson, Tamara.
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LC ClassificationsRA776.75 .H863 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL22795878M
ISBN 139780737743043, 9780737743036
LC Control Number2008051756

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[Tamara Thompson;] -- Provides essays that cover varying opinions on the extension of human life, discussing its pros and cons, the capacity for misuse of life-extending technologies, and the ethical issues involved. How Far Should Science Extend the Human Lifespan.

(At Issue (Library)) Paperback – Ma Author: Tamara Thompson. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 1 online resource. Contents: Life extension: an overview / Ker Than --Aging is a disease that science should cure / Joel Garreau --Life extension raises complex social issues / George Dvorsky --Early intervention extends life and ensures health / S.

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The wish to extend the human lifespan has a long tradition in many cultures. 1 Optimistic views of the possibility of achieving this goal through the latest developments in medicine feature increasingly in serious scientific and philosophical discussion.

1,2,3,4,5 Focusing on interventions in biological ageing, one can distinguish between research that is first and foremost aimed at Cited by: Data from the "Longevity Project" book indicates that men who got and stayed married were likely to live beyond but less than one-third of divorced men made it to that age.

A staff working paper drawn up by the U.S. President’s Council of Bioethics — then headed by Leon Kass, a longtime critic of attempts to significantly extend the human lifespan — stated. “If you ever wondered how we age, if we can slow or even reverse aging, and if we can live a healthy plus years, then David Sinclair’s new book Lifespan, which reads like a detective novel, will guide you through the science and the practical strategies to make your health span equal your lifespan, and make your lifespan long and vibrant.” Released on: Septem   Maximum human lifespan could far exceed years – new research This article is more than 2 years old Five research teams say there is no compelling evidence there is an upper limit on Author: Hannah Devlin.

The oldest human to have ever lived died at the age of —and that was nearly 20 years ago. A recent analysis of global demographic data suggests this may very well be the maximum age. The site is updated daily with information about every book, author, illustrator, and publisher in the children's / young adult book industry.

Members include published authors and illustrators, librarians, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, publishers and fans. How Far Should Science Extend the Human Lifespan. (At Issue Series) (Pap. The longest humans have lived, that we know about, is in the range of years. Only one in a billion people make it that far.

Today, with no science and no intervention, this is our limit. But that’s another 40 years beyond the average human lifespan, and with current and future technologies, this limit will likely be surpassed.

Life extension is the idea of extending the human lifespan, either modestly – through improvements in medicine – or dramatically by increasing the maximum lifespan beyond its generally settled limit of years. The ability to achieve such dramatic changes, however, does not currently exist.

Some researchers in this area, and "life extensionists", "immortalists" or. Lane’s book Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution was awarded the Royal Society Science Books Prize, the top prize in the United Kingdom for books on science. His book The Vital Question: Why Is Life the Way It Is.

has been described as “game-changing” and “brimming with bold and important ideas.” It offers a. Although more people reach old age each year, the ceiling for the human lifespan appears to be stuck at around years, study indicates.

A flurry of new research opposes a study from last year that suggested there is a limit to the human lifespan, saying we'll eventually live to or longer. The book consists of 1) a history of aging and longevity related science, 2) a a handwavey survey of some interesting metabolic pathways and genetic/epigenetic programming techniques that Prof.

Sinclair and friends have pursued, 3.) philosophical, aesthetic, and moral arguments on why pursuing lifespan extension is good/5.

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If you ever wondered how we age, if we can slow or even reverse aging, and if we can live a healthy plus years, then David Sinclair’s new book Lifespan, which reads like a detective novel, will guide you through the science and the practical strategies to make your health span equal your lifespan, and make your lifespan long and : Atria Books.

Indeed, a recent study shows that a dose much higher (27 times) than that initially used to extend mouse lifespan, increased lifespan of a mouse model of Leigh Syndrome, in a dose dependent manner.

Should We Extend The Human Lifespan Indefinitely. Chana, “Population puzzle: is the world big enough. (sustaining population growth)”, Science World, Ap Return to list of page topics for its use and only for use by instructors and students in courses where students are required to purchase the book HUMAN AGING.

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David Sinclair wrote in his book “Lifespan”: “There are steps we can take right now to live much longer and much healthier lives. The La Jolla, California-based company is compiling a massive database of DNA and clinical information to find ways to extend the human lifespan, and runs a clinic where $25, will get a full.

Science could add decades to the average human lifespan Open this photo in gallery: More than two-thirds of Americans gave their ‘ideal lifespan’ as between 79 and years old, not the Demographic analysis of life expectancy and maximum reported age at death provides evidence that human lifespan has reached its natural limit.

We often hear that we are living longer. In fact Cited by: Mortality has tormented human consciousness since time immemorial and humankind has perpetually searched for a therapy that extends life, the so-called Philosopher's Stone. In this quest, the human race has been only partially successful; the life-expectancy has certainly increased but only up to a certain by: Concerns in the Community About Technologies to Extend Human Life Span', The American Journal of Bioethics, 9: 12, 68 — 76, First published on:.

Metchnikoff published the book The Prolongation of Life In (My English language copy was scanned by Google and available online) Metchnikoff pretty much proved aging was caused by a rogue strain of bacteria.

He was unable to state the actual. Lifespan Development - Science topic. “because CR is the only proven method to extend lifespan, any useful model should be affected by CR”, and similarity of aging to human aging with the.

Humans are unlikely to live longer than years old and even advances in medical sciences will not break through the barrier, a huge study has concluded. Since the 19 th century average life 2/5.Fight Aging! Articles. In the early years of Fight Aging! a number of introductory articles were gathered and presented, a way for visitors to learn about both longevity science and the organizations that advocate for faster progress towards working rejuvenation biotechnology.