NBC NEWS: Can This Weird Shark Show Us How to Live for Centuries?

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 23/10/2017

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For thousands of years, we’ve been searching for a way to extend our lives — without much luck. The average human lifespan in developed countries has more than doubled from 37 to 79 in the past 200 years, but most of that gain is attributable to reduced infant mortality. When it comes to adding years of adult life, we’ve barely moved the needle.

But things may be about to change — in part because of one very chilly fish.

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TitleCan This Weird Shark Show Us How to Live for Centuries?
Media name/outletNBC News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date23/10/17
DescriptionFor thousands of years, we’ve been searching for a way to extend our lives — without much luck. The average human lifespan in developed countries has more than doubled from 37 to 79 in the past 200 years, but most of that gain is attributable to reduced infant mortality. When it comes to adding years of adult life, we’ve barely moved the needle.

But things may be about to change — in part because of one very chilly fish.
URLhttps://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/can-weird-shark-show-us-how-live-centuries-ncna812671
PersonsHolly Shiels