No More Cell Gasoline....

a: Telomere ~
b: running on empty

What: "Geron Corporation likens the telomere and aging condition to this: For the cell, having a long telomerecan be compared to having a full tank of gas in your automobile; having a short telomere is like running on empty. Each time a cell divides, its telomeres become a little shorter until the cells simply can no longer divide (e.g., it runs out of fuel)..."

Writer: Not Stated
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 14 2013 6:24 PM

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