Scientists Hope Cell ‘Internal Clock' Discovery Can Eliminate Disease

A group of NYU researchers have discovered human cells have an "internal clock" that can indicate when they will die.

Scientists are hoping the discovery can further human understanding of diseases including cancer.

"Previously, a precise point of a cell in its life cycle could only be determined by studying dead cells," Alexandra Zidovska, a lead researcher, said in a press release Monday.

"However, with this discovery, which shows that the nucleus exhibits rapid fluctuations that...

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