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Research With Worms May Shed Light on Women's Fertility

U.S. News & World Report,  Dec 6, 2011

New research with worms suggests that diifferent molecular mechanisms may regulate the aging of the human body and the aging of the reproductive system. The findings may help explain why a woman's fertility begins to decline after age 35, while other cells in her body don't show major signs of aging until decades later, according to Princeton University. They studied roundworms, called C. elegans, to compare the types of genes that affect lifespan and the types that keep immature egg cells (oocytes) healthy.researchers.

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