Thursday, May 24, 2012

Today's rhyme is on a path-breaking scientific discovery called telomerase.


Eureka! It has been discovered at last
All ye old fossils line up fast
the Elixir of Youth is no longer a mystery
Researchers at Harvard have made history
If a report in "Nature" is to be believed
We, old buzzards, would be greatly relieved
It is the telomerase gene which can reverse
the process of aging ( it seems so perverse )
Experiments conducted on tottering old mice
Threw up quite a great surprise
Old rats to whom mating meant jitters
could now sire very large litters
Rhymers prepare to study the genetic code
And On Intimations of Immortality write a new Ode
The only hitch here is that we may be no more
By the time this wonder gene reaches our shore

This is not a figment of my imagination, but reported in the reputed medical journal "NATURE", which you can browse, if interested, at the following site
Nature - the world's best science and medicine on your desktop

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