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Dying to Live

Karel Schrijiver and Iris Schrijiver

in Living with the Stars: How the Human Body is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets, and the Stars

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198727439
eISBN:
9780191793615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727439.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter shows how the human body maintains itself by balancing the death of cells with the creation of new ones. Every year of our lives we purge and regenerate a cell mass that is about as ... More


Countering Wear and Tear

Karel Schrijiver and Iris Schrijiver

in Living with the Stars: How the Human Body is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets, and the Stars

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198727439
eISBN:
9780191793615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727439.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter is at the heart of remaining healthy. When the body’s self-repair processes fail to function effectively, diseases emerge, in many cases because the balance between cell death and ... More


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