Bioimpacts. 2017;7(3):135-137.
doi: 10.15171/bi.2017.16
PMID: 29159140
PMCID: PMC5684504
Scopus id: 85032008837
WOS: 000416328200001
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Editorial Commentary

Debate on human aging and lifespan

Mohammad A. Rafi 1 * , Abass Alavi 2 *

1 Department of Neurology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvanian, USA
2 Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Abstract

The issue of human lifespan has long been a matter of controversy among scientists. In spite of the recent claim by Dong et al that human lifespan is limited to 115 years, with the mounting improvements in biotechnology and scientific understanding of aging, we may be confident that aging will slow down over the course of the current century extending human longevity much longer than 115 years.
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Submitted: 03 Aug 2017
Accepted: 16 Aug 2017
First published online: 30 Aug 2017
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