lifespan lifespan  /ˈlaɪf ˌspæn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A: According to our study, it appears they can last the entire lifespan of the human organism 90 years plus.
  2. It's rarely a good idea to take NASA's estimates of the lifespan of its ships too literally.
  3. Cohen and his colleagues have also been studying how social relationships and positive emotions can impact lifespan.

News

  1. Lifespan-extending drug given late in life reverses age-related heart disease in mice: Rapamycin

    Mice suffering from age-related heart disease saw a significant improvement in cardiac function after treatment with the FDA-approved drug rapamycin for just three months. New research shows how rapamycin impacts mammalian tissues, providing functional insights and possible benefits for a drug that can extend lifespan in mice as much as 14 percent. Researchers are now recruiting seniors with ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Lifespan-extending drug given late in life reverses age-related heart disease in mice

    ( Buck Institute for Age Research ) Mice suffering from age-related heart disease saw a significant improvement in cardiac function after treatment with the FDA-approved drug rapamycin for just three months. Research at the Buck Institute shows how rapamycin impacts mammalian tissues, providing functional insights and possible benefits for a drug that can extend lifespan in mice as much as 14 ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. LifeSpan Center to host celebration June 12

    CHARLESTON — The LifeSpan will host a celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, and the public is invited.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Journal Gazette & Times-Courier

Quotes

  1. "It is a very precarious industry," said Ferguson. "Very few managers last more than three or four years with a club nowadays and the lifespan of a manager is getting shorter and shorter. I count myself fortunate to spend so long at one club....
    on Dec 5, 2008 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Sportinglife.com

  2. The Navy report included slides with "a series of 'bottom line ' warnings - printed in red ink - that concluded the ship would not last for its full 30-year lifespan," Waxman said.
    on Feb 8, 2007 By: Henry Waxman Source: Washington Post

  3. "We should consider a higher retirement age or one pegged to lifespan," Hoyer said.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Steny Hoyer Source: Firedoglake (blog)

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