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Albany Medical Center Prize Awarded to Two Female Biomedical Researchers

Posted Aug 24 2008 3:59pm
For the first time since its inception, the Albany Medical Center Prize, ( the largest prize for medicine in the United States , and second world-wide only to the Nobel), was awarded to two women.

Dr. Joan Steitz of Yale University does research that has improved the lives of people suffering from a variety of auto-immune diseases, while Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn of UCSF discovered the enzyme telomerase, which repair telomeres on chromosomes (and many believe may be linked to aging).

The women will share the $500,000 prize.
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