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Posts tagged human cells

August 1, 2006

 

microscope image of telomere caps

The Problem with Telomeres

Why do we age? Science didn't really start investigating that question until the 1960's.

September 27, 2003

 

chemotherapy

Cancer Cells and Chemotherapy

Learn about how chemotherapy drugs work to fight cancer.

September 27, 2003

 

Killer Chlorine

If you’ve ever seen movies about World War I, you know that the soldiers in the trenches often wore bulbous gas masks that made them look like human insects. The masks were necessary to protect them from chemical weapons such as chlorine gas, a noxious substance that could almost instantly suffocate unprotected victims.

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