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Until now, researchers have assumed that healthy cells switch off the enzyme telomerase as a way to protect themselves from turning cancerous. But a new study suggests the enzyme may have a healthier role than we previously thought. Researchers have also figured out a way to store energy from mechanical waves!

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Sources:
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