Nobel Prize for Medicine

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by slowdreamer, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. slowdreamer

    slowdreamer New Member

    I am hoping this latest award to 3 scientists will someday help our beleagured community.
    .The focus of research was how chronic psychological stress affects cell regeneration including the immune system is what the Australian Laureate said when interviewed

    Now don't get upset. They are scientists working with biological markers not flakeys projecting their latest theories into the cosmos.

    I believe in my case stress is a huge relapse trigger along with viruses but sometimes the stress of managing this horrible unvalidated illness is not sufficiently recognized.
    To follow this up just google Elizabeth Blackburn Nobel prize for Medicine 2009.
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  2. phage

    phage New Member

    "The focus of research was how chronic psychological stress affects cell regeneration including the immune system"

    No. The prize was awarded for discovery of telomerase and telomeres.

    I could not find a single paper among the 176 coauthored by Jack W. Szostak about stress:

    http://tinyurl.com/ydno7mm

    I could not find a single paper among the 87 coauthored by Carol W. Greider about stress:

    http://tinyurl.com/y9ygfbr

    Among the 168 papers coauthored by Elizabeth H. Blackburn:

    http://tinyurl.com/yb4828e

    I found only two about psychological stress, and in both cases Elissa S. Epel, not Elizabeth, was the corresponding author. When the first author is listed for correspondence, that usually means that that author is a young investigator transitioning to independence using a topic that is not the focus of interest to the principal investigator.

    It appears to me that some members of the media are packaging this as if it is about stress in order to make it interesting to a lay audience uninterested in enzymes or chromosomes.








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