Angry birds!! Even our feathered-friends have telomere erosion from stress

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Just a brief note for #ScienceSunday.  Reading my blogs, you might thing the anecdotes are just for me, my patients, people or mammals…but telomere erosion is accelerated in any creature undergoing stress. Check out this study revealing that birds have the same issues that we do, from inception to grave:

 

"Polly wanna give up on life"

http://www.theguardian.com/science/grrlscientist/2014/apr/09/telomere-stress-parrot-wildlife

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