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Reproductive ageing

Of worms and women

In roundworms, age-related decline in egg quality is regulated by specific humoral signalling pathways. If similar mechanisms operate in mammals, these findings may suggest ways to delay reproductive ageing in women.

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Figure 1: Neuroendocrine regulation of reproductive ageing1.


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Flurkey, K., Harrison, D. Of worms and women. Nature 468, 386–387 (2010).

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