Actuary of the Cell: A Q&A with Nobelist Elizabeth Blackburn on Telomeres and Aging Cells
Building on her Nobel Prize-winning research on cell function, Elizabeth H. Blackburn is trying to find a simple measure of a person's health risks. Scientific American, October 2011
Who Would Like to Live Forever?
Nobel Prize-winning research is yielding promising compounds for fighting the inevitability of aging at the most fundamental cellular level.
Elle Magazine, August 2011
Test Offers Guide to Health
Telomeres may not predict how long we'll live, but they can still revolutionize medicine, says Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn. Nature, May 2011
New Clues about Aging
Senescence can be caused by multiple pathways, but in the case of progerin, only the telomere shortening pathway seemed to trigger the production of this abnormal protein — contributing to an accelerated aging phenotype. Science Daily, June 2011
Telome Health launches with qPCR-Based Tool for Measuring Telomere Length
With some of the field's pre-eminent experts in telomere biology onboard, the startup is banking on recent scientific studies correlating the length of telomeres with health status. GenomeWeb, March 2011
Scientist of the Year Notable: Elizabeth Blackburn
The new test as important as knowing your cholesterol or blood pressure.
KPIX (CBS 5) NewsMay 2011
A documentary about Prof. Elizabeth Blackburn's life, scientific discovery, and the amazing but paradoxical nature of telomerase. Prof. Blackburn explains telomeres – and their predictive value for our health. A selection of interviews from the documentary discussing telomeres' role in aging Or, watch the entire film courtesy of the Smithsonian Channel.
Prof. Elizabeth Blackburn speaks from San Francisco about her life as a scientist.
Women in Science Laureate for North America, 2008.Watch Here
Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres: Deciphering the Ends of DNA by Catherine Brady
Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn made headlines in 2004 when she was dismissed from the President's Council on Bioethics after objecting to the council's call for a moratorium on stem cell research and protesting the suppression of relevant scientific evidence in its final report. But it is Blackburn's groundbreaking work on telomeric DNA, launching the field of telomere research, which will have the more profound and long-lasting effect on science and society. Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres at The MIT Press
Stress Less: The New Science that Shows Women How to Rejuvenate the Body and the Mind by Thea Singer
Stress Less provides an excellent overview of THI's founders and the science of telomeres. Though the book is geared towards women, it has valuable information for everyone. Thea Singer has reported on science and health for The Nation, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post. Stress Less was included by the Wall Street Journal as one of its "Top 5 Picks for Wellness Reading" in 2010. Learn more about Stress Less.