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New method to accurately determine functional age of cells

11-Jul-2017

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Considers biophysical qualities of cells, such as cell movements and structural features.

Other methods work at DNA or tissue level.

Examined dermal cells taken from people between the ages of 2 to 96.

Could help evaluate health effects and improve other treatments.

The study was published in the Nature Biomedical Engineering journal.

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Vice Provost for Research and Theophilus Halley Smoot Professor of Engineering Science, Oncology, and Pathology at Johns Hopkins University.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Institute for cancer research.

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Scientific journal covering research of human disease, or its prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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Private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut