For years scientists have thought that aging was under the control of a "biological clock"-a cellular function regulating growth and programming cell death. Normal cells divide only a certain number of times before they die. But a puzzle to scientists has been that cancer cells have the peculiar ability to divide indefinitely; they are immortal.
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2. T represents a thymidine nucleotide, A an adenosine nucleotide and
Why do we need physicians and medicine? If God created the world and everything in it perfect, where did disease, sickness and death come from? How can disease and death be part of God's plan for the creation?
God did not fashion a creation in which disease and death took place. Our ailments are our own doing. We added them to God's creation. When man withdrew his love from God by disobeying Him, man changed the nature of God's creation.
Photo: A photomicrograph of Clostridium botulinum bacteria.
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