New research by Nobel Prize winning UCSF researcher, Elizabeth Blackburn, provides a possible mechanism by which exercise protects against stress-related chromosome aging.
Intensive meditation training increases psychological well-being and telomerase activity in immune cells.
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.