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biological clock is ticking

Of a woman, there is a limited amount of time in which to be able to conceive a child. I've been very successful in my career and want to see it to its fullest, but I would also love to have kids, and I know my biological clock is ticking. For women who may want to have children, their biological clocks are always ticking—a concern that men never have to worry about.

clock is ticking, the

The time (for something to be done) is passing quickly; hurry up. For example, The clock is ticking on that project. This allusion to a stopwatch is often used as an admonition to speed something up. It also is used in more specific form- one's biological clock is ticking-meaning that a woman may soon be too old to bear a child, as in Her biological clock is ticking-she just turned forty.
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Using the classification scheme in place when the study was begun, the microscopic diagnoses of the biologically malignant cases were papillary carcinoma (n = 7; 4 of which would currently be reclassified as anaplastic carcinoma), follicular carcinoma (n = 1, based on widespread vascular invasion), follicular adenoma (n = 17), and "normal" thyroid tissue (n = 1).
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It is important that social justice advocates discourage research that conveys that biologically distinct human races exist, but we should publically encourage research into genetic variation and bear witness to the very worthwhile national effort to address health inequalities in racialized communities.
The symposium on which this book was based was held to bring attention to work at the interface of biologically active molecules and natural and synthetic textile fibers.
It is almost biologically impossible for something to be GM-free because of cross contamination or cross pollination by birds, bees or whatever," he told Norwich Crown Court.
2) Rosalynn Carter: ``Most of the major mental illnesses are biologically based, just like physical illnesses.
This 31 -chapter volume provides reviews and analyses of many biologically active substances that, formulated into a variety of products, could hold promise for "relief from a broad spectrum of agricultural problems.
Biologically Active Glycosides of Aromatic Metabolites
The incorporation of the biologically active molecules into the injectable matrices aims to maximize their activity by retention at the site of action.
Contract notice: Supply of research equipment and laboratory equipment with installation for biologically active compounds laboratory in pulawy science and technology park.
Chemists and chemical engineers present case studies that show how modern tools for synthesis have changed the way chemists design their synthesis of complex biologically active molecules.
A mental health parity bill that would close the gap in mandated insurance coverage between mental illness that is considered biologically based and most other mental health disorders is on its way to the state Senate.
Lies That Bind is a superbly written and highly recommended caution regarding the dysfunctional consequences of trying to change a child's innate, biologically driven same-sex gender preference.
Merck Patent GmbH (Darmstadt, Germany) has patented fusion proteins which consist of a tumor-associated targeting element preferentially a monoclonal antibody or a fragment thereof recognizing a molecule which is preferentially expressed on human tumor cells such as the human epidermal growth factor receptor, and a biologically active ligand such as a growth and/or differentiation factor.
Now the University of Manchester in England and the company Green Biologics are developing a biologically based cleaner, TP-GUM[TM], that is cost-effective and nontoxic.
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