Sunday, July 29, 2012
Cambridge graduate wins Nobel Prize in medicine
Elizabeth Blackburn, an alumna of Darwin College and a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University earlier this year, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine. Professor Blackburn, along with Carol Greider and Jack Szostak, has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for her research on telomerase, an enzyme she discovered in 1985 with her then PhD student Dr Greider. Telomerase, which adds DNA to the ends of chromosomes in cells, plays a key role in cancer development and has been the focus of much cancer research since its discovery.
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