TITLE

Immortal longings

AUTHOR(S)
Klotzko, Arlene Judith
PUB. DATE
December 1998
SOURCE
New Scientist;12/05/98, Vol. 160 Issue 2163, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on possible therapeutic uses of embryonic or stem cells. The ability of stem cells to repair and reverse the effects of aging; The differentiation that stem cells are capable of; The activity of telomerase in stem cells; The role that telomerase plays in keeping telomeres active; The role that telomeres play in cell death; Ethical issues of stem cell research.
ACCESSION #
1371077

 

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