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Shortening Telomeres Gracefully

Interview with Elizabeth Blackburn – Professor of Biology and Physiology and a Nobel laureate by Halima Hassan   The Nobel Week Dialogue is an annual event that takes place in Stockholm where previous Nobel laureates are invited to discuss a particular theme. This year’s event was focusing on aging and attendees included Professor Elizabeth Blackburn. Blackburn won the 2009 Nobel ...

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The Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

Facts, numbers, present challenges and predictions. In which direction is the Ebola epidemic going? Text: Iskra Pollak Dorocic & Sergio Scro Petualang  Infographics: Jakub Lewicki   It’s impossible to not have heard of the ongoing and unprecedented Ebola epidemic in West Africa, with its steady escalation and horrifyingly high death count over the past six months. Every day there are ...

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A Space Odyssey

”And then you look at the Earth when you have a moment. That usually takes up a lot of the free time.” Christer Fuglesang, docent in particle physics and Sweden’s first astronaut, describes his time in space as an amazing experience, especially the view over Earth. He continues: “The weightlessness and the spacewalks were also really special.” After two space ...

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