senescence

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senescence

[si′nes·əns]
(biology)
The study of the biological changes related to aging, with special emphasis on plant, animal, and clinical observations which may apply to humans.
(geology)
The part of the erosion cycle at which the stage of old age begins.
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Now scientists at the Cologne-based Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, have discovered that germ cell removal flips a "molecular switch" that extends the life span by using components of a "developmental clock".
It seems that in the UK we are unduly critical of animal models in ageing research, perhaps reflecting our relative dearth of Institutes for the Study of Biology of Ageing.
Despite its importance for all of us, the biology of ageing is insufficiently understood.