Talk:Senescence

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Senescence:
  • Add a proper lead section
  • Split the two sections on cellular senescence into an article of its own
  • Expand: effects/signs, treatment, & general differences between taxa
Priority 3


Expansion, structure reform[edit]

I'm considering adopting the following as the base arrangement:

1. Cellular senescence
2. Organismal senescence
3. Effects
4. Hypotheses
5. Treatment
6. Differences between taxa
7. Evolution
8. Accelerated aging-disorders
9. Cloning

Everything Is Numbers (talk) 11:33, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Senescence / Senesce[edit]

Can anyone explain the difference between Senescence & Senesce. Is senesce an actual word. It is mentioned once in the article and can be found else where on the net. Are they used interchangeably? Ctbolt (talk) 04:49, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Protein Misfolding Theory of Aging[edit]

I would like to add the following section to this page. As a biochemistry professor who has studied human aging for 35 years, I am currently beginning a clinical trial on this cause of aging. I have previously worked on slowing the other processes, and think this practical information is likely to greatly reduce human suffering by reducing the development of chronic disease. OR ELSe it could be entered as a separate new article, just linked on the senescence page as 3.7 Rocordman (talk) 20:36, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi Rocordman! Thanks for your suggestions - it's always great when I see a professor taking the time to edit Wikipedia. This is very interesting, but unfortunately I think a lot of it is probably too detailed for this article. Since Wikipedia's organization is closer to traditional encylopedias than to scientific literature, the idea of an article on a topic as large as senescence is to give the reader a broad overview of the subject and put more specific details in more specific articles.
Also, not all of the proposed content is cited. Since the reader won't know who wrote any particular sentence, they need to know how to confirm that it's correct. Ideally the majority of the content should be cited to secondary sources (that is, review papers).
There are also a couple of other things but those are the most important points I would emphasize. Let me know if I can help. Cheers, Sunrise (talk) 07:29, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
PS. To help make the page easier to navigate, I've made a small formatting change to put your writing in a drop-down box. Also, Since I see that you've been writing this in your sandbox, you could have also left a link to it (like this: [[User:Rocordman/sandbox]]) and then you wouldn't have had to copy it over. :-) Sunrise (talk) 07:33, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Less human-focused pictures[edit]

Since this is the article on the general biological/cellular phenomenon of senescence, rather than about human aging specifically, it feels unbalanced to devote the bulk of the accompanying pictures (including the lead one) to pictures of elderly people. At very least, showing some diversity of organisms in some ways would be better (including the lead, I think, to show the focus of the article).

I realize that readers are readily familiar with what aging looks like in humans, and less so with what it looks like in other organisms (although probably more with other mammals than with animals less closely related). I realize I don't really know what an "old jellyfish" looks like, or an "old fern", per se. But the captions and/or text could provide some explanatory context. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Memories of lost time (talkcontribs) 20:26, 1 March 2015 (UTC)