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Exercise May Protect Against Stress-Related Cellular Aging

Exercise May Protect Against Stress-Related Cellular Aging

New research by Nobel Prize winning UCSF researcher, Elizabeth Blackburn, provides a possible mechanism by which exercise protects against stress-related chromosome aging.

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Meditation Training Improves Markers Of Cellular Health and Psychological Well-Being

Meditation Training Improves Markers Of Cellular Health and Psychological Well-Being

Intensive meditation training increases psychological well-being and telomerase activity in immune cells.

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Science Event Pick – Elizabeth Blackburn: A Life in Science

Science Event Pick – Elizabeth Blackburn: A Life in Science

On October 5, 2009, UCSF molecular biologist Blackburn learned that she had received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for her co-discovery of an enzyme that plays a key role in aging and cancer. Blackburn discusses a life in science. We encourage both scientists and non-scientists to come hear her reflections on an unfettered childhood, skirting the 'safe' scientific projects, the benefits of not listening to naysayers, and the difference between good and bad stress.

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