Racing for cell immortality, telomeres, telomerase, and the measure of health

Racing for cell immortality, telomeres, telomerase, and the measure of health ISSN 10623604, Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, 2011, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 53–56. © Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2011. Original Russian Text © Y.E. Yegorov, A.V. Zelenin, 2011, published in Ontogenez, 2011, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 62–66. CRONICLE Racing for Cell Immortality, Telomeres, Telomerase, and the Measure of Health (A Reflection on the Award of the 2009 Demidov Prize in the Field of Biology given to Alexey Matveevich Olovnikov) Y. E. Yegorov and A. V. Zelenin Engel’hardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vavilova 32, Moscow, 119991 Russia email: Received July 15, 2010 DOI: 10.1134/S1062360411010061 The award of the Demidov prize to A.M. Olovnikov The work of Hayflick (Hayflick and Moorhead, is an important event generally for our native biological 1961) is still one of the most cited in biology. It did not science and, in particular, for the Russian Journal of only identify the then before unknown fact but awak Developmental Biology. ened the creative energy of most scientists in their attempt to explain how cells count their division. As a The significance of this event to science in Russia is result of many years research Hayflick showed that that the work of Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

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