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UCSF professor awarded Nobel Prize

October 5, 2009 12:46:34 AM PDT
A UC San Francisco professor is one of three people awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday.Elizabeth H. Blackburn is a professor of biology and physiology at UCSF.

She and two other Americans won the 2009 prize for their discovery of a key mechanism in the genetic operations of cells. The finding has inspired new lines of research into cancer.

Blackburn and her two co-winners will split the $1.4 million prize.

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