Discovery of telomeres and how they protect chromosomes wins 2009 Nobel Prize for medicine

Three US scientists have won the Nobel Prize for discovering telomeres and how they protect chromosomes from degradation
One of the 3 scientists is Elizabeth Blackburn - see her Google talk embedded below

Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn was selected as one of Time magazine's 100 "Most Influential People in the World" in 2007 because of her groundbreaking work on telomeric DNA, which launched the field of telomere research. On August 18th, 2008, Google welcomed Elizabeth Blackburn to give a one-hour talk at their San Francisco office. Related:"Why Immortality Is a Bad Thing" - presence of lots of telomerase is associated with the development of cancer
Standing might be the best anti-ageing technique (or not) Sitting shortens telomeres (protective caps of chromosomes)

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