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Cellular Senescence: We Age Because Our Cells Stop Reproducing

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Cellular Senescence: We Age Because Our Cells Stop Reproducing

by TeachThought Staff

We’re all going to get old and die, which is both beautiful in a circle of life kind of way, and a major drag in a every other way kind of way.

But we must admit to never fully understanding–on a biological level–why this happens. A student sent this ASAP Science video our way recently, and we were struck by how simple simple this video makes it sound. But it begs the question–how long until we start modifying “telomere decay” ourselves?

UPDATE: Never mind–it seems we’ve already started.

Video: The Science Of Aging Explained

image attribution flickr user subantodebath; Cellular Senescence: We Age Because Our Cells Stop Reproducing; Video: The Science Of Aging Explained