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My first chemistry kit

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1. Childhood in Pennsylvania 161 01:43
2. My first chemistry kit 59 01:15
3. A laboratory in our basement 44 01:29
4. My fascination with chemical glassware 35 01:27
5. Experimenting with metallic sodium 31 03:30
6. Outsmarting the teacher 58 01:55
7. Fascination with science 33 00:48
8. Applying for scholarships 36 04:16
9. My fellow students 31 01:15
10. The GI Bill funds my university education 36 02:28
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Leonard Hayflick (b. 1928), the recipient of several research prizes and awards, including the 1991 Sandoz Prize for Gerontological Research, is known for his research in cell biology, virus vaccine development, and mycoplasmology. He also has studied the ageing process for more than thirty years. Hayflick is known for discovering that human cells divide for a limited number of times in vitro (refuting the contention by Alexis Carrel that normal body cells are immortal), which is known as the Hayflick limit, as well as developing the first normal human diploid cell strains for studies on human ageing and for research use throughout the world. He also made the first oral polio vaccine produced in a continuously propogated cell strain - work which contributed to significant virus vaccine development.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is a London-based television producer and director who has made a number of documentary films for BBC TV, Channel 4 and PBS.

Tags: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Depression

Duration: 1 minute, 43 seconds

Date story recorded: July 2011

Date story went live: 08 August 2012