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Nucleolus is a life expectancy predictor

05:29 EDT 31 Aug 2017 | Physorg.COM

Can a cell show its biological age? And is it possible to foresee an animal's lifespan? Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne discovered a connection between the size of the nucleolus - a tiny structure in the very center of the cell - and life expectancy. This could be used as a molecular marker for health and aging.

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