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Hangout with Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn: Can Cells Live Forever?

Elizabeth Blackburn, winner of 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Elizabeth Blackburn of the University of California at San Francisco, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Carol Greider of Johns Hopkins University and Jack Szostak of Harvard University, was fascinated about animals and life while growing up in Tasmania. As a researcher, she started studying Tetrahymena, which lives in pond [...]

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What a Ball of Wool Can Tell You about Healthy Aging [Video]

Doctors can perform plenty of tests to tell you how sick you are. There are certain agreed-on measurements of blood pressure, glucose levels or biomarkers to define illness. But what are the objective measures that indicate how healthy a person is? For that matter, what sort of test can you do to reliably indicate that [...]

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