Published in Cancer Weekly, December 2nd, 2003
As an animal's mass increases, so does the number of cells within it. But the blood supply that feeds those cells grows more slowly. As a result, an increasing proportion of the available nutrients go toward maintaining existing cells rather than the growth of new ones, so the rate of growth slows and ultimately comes to a halt.
Two years ago, a team at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico showed that when differences in...
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