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
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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)


I propose changing the main photo for this article. It does not seem adequate to use an image of a nursing home for this biological phenomenon. Somerandomuser (talk) 16:26, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

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The origin of senescence[edit]

The great majority of species in the phylum, chordata, are subject to death from aging-associated disease. Single cell organisms are not. The section on "Theories of aging" suggests that some instances of senescence occurring within a species evolved as a preventative for cancer, but gives no reference. Is this as much as can be had in Wikipedia on the origin of senescence? - Fartherred (talk) 18:31, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

Too technical/too much jargon[edit]

Much of this article is greatly informative but I also found myself skipping large swaths and entire sections that were too technical and filled with abbreviated jargon. Geeks On Hugs (talk) 01:55, 28 December 2016 (UTC)