четверг, 21 апреля 2011 г.
Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn has become the first Australian woman to win a Nobel prize. Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak were awarded a Nobel Prize in medicine for their work on telomeres and stress-related disease. The trio's research and testing found that psychological stress causes cells to age physically, as evidenced by the wearing down of chromosome tips, known as telomeres.
Originally from Tasmania, Elizabeth Blackburn works at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Carol Greider works at Johns Hopkins University' Jack Szostak works at Howard Hughes Medical Institute.