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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 12 October 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 41, p. nf80
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.41.nf80]

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Fatal Hunger

Aging eggs might starve to death

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/41/nf80

Abstract: The ovaries are cradles of life, but they are also chambers of death. Droves of egg cells commit suicide there during a woman's life. The cells might off themselves because they run out of food, according to a new study. The work could inspire new treatments for age-related infertility.

Citation: M. Leslie, Fatal Hunger. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (41), nf80 (2005).

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