Human Longevity

Some articles on humans, longevity, human, human longevity:

Maximum Life Span - In Humans
... The maximum (recorded) life span for humans has increased from 103 in 1798 to 110 years in 1898, 115 years in 1990, and 122.45 years since Calment's death in 1997 (See List of the verified ... infant mortality has accounted for most of this increased average longevity, but since the 1960s mortality rates among those over 80 years have decreased by about 1.5% per year ... studies suggest that further lengthening of human lifespan could be achieved through "calorie restriction mimetic" drugs or by directly reducing food consumption ...
Biodemography Of Human Longevity
... approach, integrating biological knowledge (studies on human biology and animal models) with demographic research on human longevity and survival ... are important for understanding the driving forces of the current longevity revolution (dramatic increase in human life expectancy), forecasting the future of human longevity, and identification of ...
Biodemography Of Human Longevity - Theory
... Biodemographic studies found a remarkable similarity in survival dynamics between humans and laboratory animals ... from this observation is that there is no fixed upper limit to human longevity — there is no special fixed number, which separates possible and impossible values of ... This challenges the common belief in existence of a fixed maximal human life span ...

Famous quotes containing the words longevity and/or human:

    Every thing teaches transition, transference, metamorphosis: therein is human power, in transference, not in creation; & therein is human destiny, not in longevity but in removal. We dive & reappear in new places.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Custom, then, is the great guide of human life. It is that principle alone, which renders our experience useful to us, and makes us expect, for the future, a similar train of events with those which have appeared in the past.
    David Hume (1711–1776)