Christine Winterbourn interview

By Rebecca Priestley In Science

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26th November, 2011
To most of us, free radicals are something bad that advertisers use to convince us to buy antioxidant vitamins or expensive face creams. But to Christine Winterbourn, a professor of pathology and a world authority on free radicals, they’re a lot more complicated – and rewarding – than that. Her work on the biology of free radicals, the focus of her career for the past 25 years, has just won her New Zealand’s highest scientific honour. At the Royal Society of New Zealand’s annual awards dinner in Wellington this week, she was ...

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