October 6, 2009 6:39 AM

California native wins Nobel Prize in medicine

Carol Greider, a scientist who grew up in Davis California and graduated from Davis Senior High School in 1979, was among three researchers who on Monday shared the Nobel Prize in medicine. Greider, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, won for her discovery in 1984 of telomerase an enzyme that regulates the length of chromosome ends and governs the division and death of cells in the human body.

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