Evolution of ageing
Enquiry into the evolution of aging aims to explain why almost all living things weaken and die with age. There is not yet agreement in the scientific community on a single answer. The evolutionary or...
Antagonistic pleiotropy hypothesis
The antagonistic pleiotropy hypothesis was first proposed by George C. Williams in 1957 as an evolutionary explanation for senescence. Pleiotropy is the phenomenon where one gene controls for more tha...
Astrocytic hypothesis
The astrocytic hypothesis of ageing of mammals (briefly the astrocytic hypothesis) suggests that ageing of mammals is a genetic disease that causes death, caused by the aromorphosis (evolution toward...
Astrocytic hypothesis - Wikipedia