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Span

To cover all contingencies within a specified range.
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Span

A unit of length equivalent to nine inches.
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They teamed up with scientists from the online genealogy resource Ancestry, led by Chief Scientific Officer Catherine Ball, to use publicly available pedigree data from Ancestry.com to estimate the heritability of human life span.
This review focuses on one particularly relevant burgeoning area of personality research that has emphasized movement beyond a static view of personality, acknowledging that normative changes in personality occur throughout the life span. Importandy, findings include evidence for adaptive (i.e., presumably beneficial) changes in personality traits that have been linked closely to heavy and problematic drinking, including impulsivity, conscientiousness, and neuroticism.
It was found that blocking the activity of that activin equivalent, called dawdle, can lengthen a fly's life span by as much as 20 percent, about 10 days.
The average life span for Japanese woman in 2011 stood at 85.90 years, down 0.40 from a year earlier.
*Japan's first public release of life span assessment software for a half slim SSD product; as of March 2010, according to TDK investigations.
Antiaging researches have long recognized the role of calorie restriction on increasing life spans, but such diets have negative side effects, such as reduced fertility.
The materials and process parameters used ensure a true low-bleed green septum and with an extended life span, minimal coring and reduced stickiness decreases any chances of contamination and ensures optimized results.
Animal research has shown that certain dietary factors influence life span. Specifically, food restriction prolongs life, whereas consumption of fructose or sucrose, or eating food that has been prepared at high temperatures, shortens life span.
What if (assuming there were such beings, and that life spans were inherited as Mayer thinks they were) the pre-Adamite's life span was not sixty, but thirty?
Every multicelled organism's life span is marked by three phases: embryonic, juvenile and adult.
Surely the primary impact on humankind, forget the possible impact on other species, would be life span. The quality of life, however one cares to measure it, relates to longevity: a longer life usually speaks to good nutrition and health.