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senescence

suh ne suhns

  • n  the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age
  • n  the property characteristic of old age

  • Uncompromising pessimist, Spengler sounded the knell of Western civilization, which he said had passed maturity, was beginning a swift senescence.
  • What senescence researchers really want is a way to get down into the body's engine room--the genes themselves--and rebuild things from the boilers up.
  • They call the period of decline senescence and consider it distinct and apart from what came before.
News & Articles

  • New details of natural anticancer mechanism uncovered
    Scientists have identified key triggers of an important cancer-blocking mechanism in cells. Termed “oncogene-induced senescence,” this mechanism can block most cancer types and is commonly experienced when incipient skin cancers turn instead into slow-growing moles.
    June 11, 2013 - Science Daily
  • Scientists Uncover New Details of Natural Anticancer Mechanism
    Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have identified key triggers of an important cancer-blocking mechanism in cells. Termed "oncogene-induced senescence," this mechanism can block most cancer types and is commonly experienced when incipient skin cancers turn instead into slow-growing moles.
    June 11, 2013 - Newswise
  • Scripps Research Institute scientists uncover new details of natural anticancer mechanism
    ( Scripps Research Institute ) Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have identified key triggers of an important cancer-blocking mechanism in cells. Termed "oncogene-induced senescence," this mechanism can block most cancer types and is commonly experienced when incipient skin cancers turn instead into slow-growing moles. Tumors that achieve malignancy often do so by defeating or ...
    June 11, 2013 - EurekAlert!
Quotes

  • Anton Kuerti in Ottawa Citizen
    My sole worry is that receiving these awards so close together is a symptom of decline, of senescence,Kuerti said with a laugh. "But I hope I can still achieve a bit more in what's left of my lifetime."
  • David Foster Wallace in The Australian
    In 1996, David Foster Wallace wrote in The New York Observer: "Mailer, Updike, Roth -- the Great Male Narcissists who've dominated post-war American fiction -- are now in their senescence, and it must seem to them no coincidence that the prospect of...
  • John Brumby in WM Experts (press release)
    The modification of plant ageing, referred to as plant leaf senescence, has important agricultural consequences and leads to a wide range of potential applications,said John Brumby. "It will mean farmers can get the same crop yield from...

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