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immortality

(ĭm″or-ăl′ĭ-tē)
The ability of some cells, particularly cancer cells, to reproduce indefinitely. Normal human cells have a finite life expectancy. They may divide for a few dozen generations, but eventually stop reproducing and die.

immortality

said of cell lines which are capable of undergoing an unlimited number of cell divisions.
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It is because of this life that is in you that you dream of your immortality.
The woman who buys a pair of Strelitzia, exotic birds that resemble angels, wants love; the couple that buy Alice, a rare breed of rabbit that looks like a little girl, wants their dead child back; the man who buys a Basilisk, a beautiful creature that is half-woman, half-snake, wants immortality.
In the short time it takes to circle Belmont Park's 1 1/2-mile dirt track, Stewart Elliott, 39, can earn horse-racing immortality or infamy.
This is the first time that we can conceive of human immortality," William Haseltine, the hardheaded CEO of Human Genome Sciences Inc.
But he reorganizes Lamont's essential arguments (and those of others) in a particularly memorable way, reducing "the apparent diversity of stories about how immortality is to be attained" to four basic narratives: staying alive, resurrection, soul, and legacy.
No one escapes death, but if you get an element named after you, well, that's about the closest thing to immortality on Earth.
THE METAPHORICAL IMMORTALITY ASSOCIATED WITH some objects that we casually endow with 'lives' can take two different forms, both of which are readily discernible in examples of historical ceramics.
The Lost Secret of Immortality," directed and produced by Barclay Powers, "takes viewers on a spiritual journey to discover the source of enlightenment within themselves using stunning visual imagery and animation," a news release says.
No aspect of immortality is left unturned, from a history of the science behind slowing aging to specific steps you can take to live longer, this book has it all.
While it remains to be seen if future issues will fulfill this perceived need or further clarify their definition of fantasticism, this first issue, on immortals and immortality, is an impressive start.
I don''t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying.
We Give Our Hearts to Dogs to Tear: Intimations of Their Immortality is a thirty-year love story between humans and their animal companions, Jack Russell terriers, and tells of the authors' search for the immortality of dogs and what makes them special.