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Medical Causes of aging in human beings

  1. Nov 13, 2012 #1
    what are the various causes of aging?
     
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  3. Nov 13, 2012 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Related to: https://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.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2012 #3
    i mean is self suggestion because of what has been seen happening around one of the cause of death.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2012 #4

    phinds

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    spouses
     
  6. Nov 13, 2012 #5

    Simon Bridge

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    The plural of spouse is "spice" ;)

    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?

    Generally the cause of ones death has happened around one - yes.

    ... and children.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2012 #6

    phinds

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    Yeah, but that gives them too much credit :smile:
     
  8. Nov 13, 2012 #7

    Simon Bridge

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    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.
     
  9. Nov 23, 2012 #8

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    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
     
  10. Nov 24, 2012 #9

    Evo

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    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.
     
  11. Nov 24, 2012 #10

    phinds

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    Wait ... you mean my blaming it on spouses wasn't a good post?
     
  12. Nov 24, 2012 #11

    Evo

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    Lol, just the good posts that came after Ironman.
     
  13. Nov 24, 2012 #12

    jedishrfu

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    So referencing the telomeres article from wikipedia was a bad post???
     
  14. Nov 24, 2012 #13

    Evo

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    It's old information. But it got deleted in error.
     
  15. Nov 25, 2012 #14

    jim mcnamara

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    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/article/pii/S0168952507001862
     
  16. Nov 25, 2012 #15

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

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