Monday, May 05, 2008

Albany Medical Center Prize Awarded to Two Female Biomedical Researchers

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.

No comments: