Nobel Prize: Australian Woman wins

MOLECULAR biologist Elizabeth Blackburn has become the first

Australian woman to win a Nobel prize.

elizabeth_blackburnimage Oprah’s O magazine. (yes really)

Professor Blackburn – whose pioneering work on telomeres, protective caps on the ends of chromosomes, has opened up new lines of inquiry into growth, ageing and disease – is the 2009 Nobel laureate for physiology or medicine.

She is only the ninth woman to be awarded the physiology or medicine prize since its inception in 1909, and only the 36th female laureate in any category since 1901, when the first Nobel prizes were awarded in chemistry, physics, medicine and peace.

In O Magazine – the Oprah publication Elizabeth Blackburn is written up for being one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Read on…

October 8, 9th & 12th are the dates for the Litrature, Peace and Economics Awards.

Any guesses?

And by the way even Nobel twitters


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