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New method to accurately determine functional age of cells


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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.


Institute for cancer research.


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


Private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut