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Of or pertaining to old age; proceeding from, or characteristic of, old age; affected with the infirmities of old age; as, senile weakness. Senile maturity of judgment.

(Science: medicine) Senile gangrene, a form of gangrene occuring particularly in old people, and caused usually by insufficient blood supply due to degeneration of the walls of the smaller arteries.

Origin: L. Senilis, from senex, gen. Senis, old, an old man: cf. F. Senile. See Senior.

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... regulating protein synthesis, plus the activity varies from cell to cell, this doesn't cause too many problems at first. However, as you become senile, middle-aged and decrepid like myself, and end up with about 100 trillion cells, this causes biological ageing and cell malfunction, because ...

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by billyfisher100
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: cell
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Amyloid beta (A4) precursor protein degradation products

... fragments, including a relatively long extracellular amino terminal peptide fragment, the smaller the A beta protein (the main component of senile plaques) and a variety of sizes ranging from APP intracellular domain (AICD). The traditional view is that the APP degradation by two ways. Α-secretase ...

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by Anonymous
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amyloid beta (A4) precursor protein degradation products
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Views: 8806

The origins of Man

... If correct, can I infer from this that any human with a severe defect of the brain from birth - does not warrant a soul- OR any old person with senile dementia or Alzeiheimer's disease has their soul taken away, for non-compliance, so to speak?

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by genovese
Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:16 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The origins of Man
Replies: 68
Views: 45577

single stranded cDNA storage

maybe i'm going senile... but, i'm not sure why you'd want to skip the second strand reaction (or should i say.. what are you trying to do?) please enlighten me? thanks! - KIM

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by LilKim
Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: single stranded cDNA storage
Replies: 6
Views: 18175

Which dog breed can live the longest?

Well that would be my dog, hejust turned 17 and doing good, blind in one eye part blind in the other, hard of hearing, but hes not senile like humans get! :) Thats way beyond the life expectancy . Bearded Collie: (you can rescue them) http://beardie.net/bcca/rescue.htm

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by Linn
Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:07 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Which dog breed can live the longest?
Replies: 21
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