Lifespan

  • (noun): The period during which something is functional (as between birth and death).
    Synonyms: life, lifetime

Some articles on lifespan:

Cyclemys - Description - Lifespan
... has also been recorded living up to another 14 years, making it likely that the maximum lifespan of Cyclemys species has been underestimated ...
Life Extensionists - Current Anti-aging Strategies and Issues - Diets and Supplements
... Other substances proposed to extend lifespan include oxytocin, insulin, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), and erythropoietin (EPO) ... Resveratrol is a sirtuin stimulant that appears to extend lifespan in simple organisms such as nematodes and short-lived fish ... or zinc have been reported to extend the lifespan of rats and mice, though none have been proven to do so in humans, and significant toxic effects were observed ...
Leonard P. Guarente - Science
... of SIR2 alone was sufficient to extend lifespan ... to physiology and suggested the mechanism, by which Calorie Restriction (CR) could extend lifespan ... The involvement of SIR2 in the metabolism and lifespan determination appeared to be conserved in other organisms ...
SIRT6 - Function
... The lifespan of Sirt6 knock-out mice is typically one to three months, dependent upon the strain in which the Sirt6 gene has been deleted ... mice, which retain expression of Sirt6, exhibit a maximum lifespan of two to four years ... engineered to overexpress, or produce more, Sirt6 protein exhibit an extended maximum lifespan ...
Life Extensionists - Average and Maximum Lifespans
... the case of Jeanne Calment who was born in 1875 and died in 1997, whereas the maximum lifespan of a mouse, commonly used as a model in research on aging, is about four years ... Average lifespan in a population is lowered by infant and child mortality, which are frequently linked to infectious diseases or nutrition problems ... Extension of expected lifespan can often be achieved by access to improved medical care, vaccinations, good diet, exercise and avoidance of hazards such as smoking ...