An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15959 entries, 13943 authors and 1935 subjects. Updated: March 1, 2024

BLACKBURN, Elizabeth Helen

2 entries
  • 8387

A tandemly repeated sequence at the termini of the extrachromosomal ribosomal RNA genes in Tetrahymena.

J. Mol. Biol., 120 (1) 33-53., 1978.

In 1975–1977, Blackburn, working as a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University with Gall, discovered the unusual nature of telomeres, with their simple repeated DNA sequences composing chromosome ends.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › Cell Biology, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, GERIATRICS / Gerontology / Aging, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 8388

Identification of a specific telomere terminal transferase activity in Tetrahymena extracts.

Cell, 43 (2 Pt 1) 405-413, 1985.

Blackburn and Grieder discovered telomerase in the ciliate Tetrahymena. For the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase, Blackburn and Grieder, along with Jack W. Szostak, were awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › Cell Biology, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, GERIATRICS / Gerontology / Aging, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999