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shivakumar06 Nov13-12 05:11 PM

causes of aging in human beings
 
what are the various causes of aging?

Simon Bridge Nov13-12 07:06 PM

Re: causes of aging in human beings
 
Related to: http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=651957

But the question is too general what do you mean by "cause" and what do you mean by "aging"? Literally - aging as "caused" by growing old... passage of time and all that. I suspect this is not what you mean.

shivakumar06 Nov13-12 07:39 PM

Re: causes of aging in human beings
 
i mean is self suggestion because of what has been seen happening around one of the cause of death.

phinds Nov13-12 08:16 PM

Re: causes of aging in human beings
 
spouses

Simon Bridge Nov13-12 08:24 PM

Re: causes of aging in human beings
 
The plural of spouse is "spice" ;)

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i mean is self suggestion
Man doth not yield himself to the angels, nor unto death utterly, save only through the weakness of his feeble will.
– Joseph Glanvill, quoted by E A Poe in Ligea

Perhaps one wills oneself aged?

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...because of what has been seen happening around one of the cause of death.
Generally the cause of ones death has happened around one - yes.

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Quote by phinds
spouses

... and children.

phinds Nov13-12 08:26 PM

Re: causes of aging in human beings
 
Quote:

Quote by Simon Bridge (Post 4158298)
The plural of spouse is "spice" ;)

Yeah, but that gives them too much credit :smile:

Simon Bridge Nov13-12 08:31 PM

Re: causes of aging in human beings
 
I dunno - I'd buy the female spouce as a force of Nature ... but they do tend to be so very expensive...

@shivakumar06: i think you need to go back to the drawing board on this question.

jedishrfu Nov23-12 11:58 PM

Re: causes of aging in human beings
 
at the cell level, each chromosome is capped with a telomere string that gets shorter each time the DNA is replicated and after 50 or so replications the end of the line comes and the cells die.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telomere

Evo Nov24-12 12:25 PM

Re: causes of aging in human beings
 
Thanks to all that attempted to keep the thread under control. The member is now gone and all off topic/misinformation posts have been deleted to set the thread back on track. Unfortuantely all of the good posts went with it.

phinds Nov24-12 12:51 PM

Re: causes of aging in human beings
 
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Quote by Evo (Post 4171591)
Thanks to all that attempted to keep the thread under control. The member is now gone and all off topic/misinformation posts have been deleted to set the thread back on track. Unfortuantely all of the good posts went with it.

Wait ... you mean my blaming it on spouses wasn't a good post?

Evo Nov24-12 01:18 PM

Re: causes of aging in human beings
 
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Quote by phinds (Post 4171612)
Wait ... you mean my blaming it on spouses wasn't a good post?

Lol, just the good posts that came after Ironman.

jedishrfu Nov24-12 09:13 PM

Re: causes of aging in human beings
 
So referencing the telomeres article from wikipedia was a bad post???

Evo Nov24-12 09:32 PM

Re: causes of aging in human beings
 
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Quote by jedishrfu (Post 4172100)
So referencing the telomeres article from wikipedia was a bad post???

It's old information. But it got deleted in error.

jim mcnamara Nov25-12 08:24 PM

Re: causes of aging in human beings
 
I guess spouses are an environmental factor, right?

So - interleaving Phinds humor and not so funny Science:

Epigenetics deals with genetic changes resulting from environmental changes to somatic (non-sex cell) DNA. Epigenetic aging studies are underway, here is one about tumorigenesis and epigenetics:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...68952507001862

Evo Nov25-12 09:37 PM

Re: causes of aging in human beings
 
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Quote by jim mcnamara (Post 4173212)
I guess spouses are an environmental factor, right?

So - interleaving Phinds humor and not so funny Science:

Epigenetics deals with genetic changes resulting from environmental changes to somatic (non-sex cell) DNA. Epigenetic aging studies are underway, here is one about tumorigenesis and epigenetics:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...68952507001862

I'm glad you brought this up. This was a great program.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/ep...c-therapy.html


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