An image of telomeres. Courtesy of Robert Moyzis, University of California, Irvine, CA; U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program
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15311. Telomeres and cell death, Jim Kent
Jim Kent talks about telomeres and cell death.
945. Hallmarks, Becoming immortal
Professor Robert Weinberg explains how normal cells can only double a certain limited number of times; and cancer cells have to learn how to proliferate indefinitely, i.e, they have to become immortalized.
946. Hallmarks, Becoming immortal: Hanahan
Professor Douglas Hanahan, discusses that due to the nature of the replication machinery chromosomes get smaller every time they divide, and that we now appreciate that specialized cells in the body have a way to counteract this telomere shorting.
16888. 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology: Telomeres
Nobel Prize week kicked-off today with the announcement of the Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider, and Jack Szostak will share the award for discovering telomeres and telomerase. Dr. Bruce Stillman, President of Cold Sprin