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  • Exercise: The Anti-Aging Shield

    Exercise: The Anti-Aging Shield
    The biological life span of any species is roughly six times the stretch between birth and maturity. Using this formula, the human life span is about 120 years, which is borne out in the record books. The oldest people who have ever lived all topped out at about 120.
  • 3 U.S. scientists share Nobel Prize in medicine

    3 U.S. scientists share Nobel Prize in medicine
    Three U.S. scientists who discovered key aspects of how cells and animals age and how cancer cells become immortal have won the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Elizabeth Blackburn of UC San Francisco, Carol W. Greider of Johns Hopkins...

    ISRAEL: Nobel laureate Ada Yonath irks right wing, feminists

    The Nobel Prizes take people from the forefront of their particular fields into the public eye. The intentions are good, a recognition of outstanding merit and achievement, of contribution to humanity. And it is humanity's nature to be curious about...

    Nobel Prize: Watching Obama's lecture

    by Mark Silva They've already had the lecture on "Telomeres and Telomerase: The Means to the End,'' by Elizabeth Blackburn, one of the Nobel Prize winners in medicine. And they've already heard the lecture on "Decoding the Genetic Message,'' by...