Human mortality ‘plateau’ may be statistical error, not hint of immortality

Human error, not human biology, largely accounts for the apparent decline of mortality among the very old, according to a new report publishing on Dec. 20, 2018, in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Saul Newman of Australia National University in Canberra. The result casts doubt on the hypothesis that human longevity can be greatly extended beyond current limits.

Source: Human mortality ‘plateau’ may be statistical error, not hint of immortality

Author: Ralph Turchiano

In short, I review clinical research on an almost daily basis. What I post tends to be articles that are relevant to the readers in addition to some curiosities that have intriguing potential. As a hobby, I truly enjoy the puzzle-solving play that statistics and programming as in the python language bring to the table. I just do not enjoy problem-solving, I love problem-solving and the childlike inspiration and exploration of that innocent exhilaration of discovering something new. Enjoy ;-)