How old are the cells in my body?

Gordon D. Pusch gdpusch at NO.xnet.SPAM.com
Mon Mar 18 16:29:57 EST 2002


Janet Duerr <Janet-Duerr at omrf.ouhsc.edu> writes:

> I have read estimates of 1 _trillion_ neurons in the human brain.  So
> the number must be many times more than that for the entire body.

You had better go back and check that reference --- 1e10 neurons 
(10 billion in the US, 10,000 million in the UK) is closer to reality.  
(Perhaps you or your reference have confused US billion (1e9) with 
UK billion (1e12) ???)


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