Elizabeth Blackburn is one of renowned biologists in the world. Nobel Foundation awarded her Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009 for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.

She is currently the President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

We can control over telomerase

As we know, telomeres deeply engaged in our lifetime. In other words as we humans age, telomeres shorten. Shortening of telomeres leads us to aging. Telomere is influenced by telomerase. A lot of telomerase could not shorten telomere, but artificially nudging up telomerase could increase risks of cancers. How are we supposed to do? Don’t worry. We can control over telomerase by our mind or lifestyle. Listen to Blackburn’s lecture.