One of the early leaders in Chicago history was Joy Morton (a man) who founded the Morton Salt Company and who also donated all of the land which makes up the 1800 acre botanical garden in Lisle, IL known as the Morton Arboretum. I have spent many happy hours wandering the roads and trails of this land in every season of the year. Fall is perhaps when of the most colorful.
After enjoying a cup of coffee (my motor oil that gets me going) and a wonderful cinammon scone that I purchased last night at Panera's to enjoy for breakfast this morning...I found this piece of interesting news on-line.
Early this morning in Stockholm, Sweden the Nobel Peace Prize for Medicine was awarded to two men, one from Briton and one from Japan who have discovered that cells in the body can be re-programmed to become completely different kinds of cells, opening the doors to growing customized tissues for treatments such as Parkinson Disease and Diabetes. This eliminates the stigma associated with stem cell research in embryos. I can only hope and pray that some of these discoveries will lead to a cure for the devastating Alzheimer's disease which took my sweetie from me way too early. Praying that my children will be free from the fear of developing this disease as they age.
In the days ahead the winners for the Nobel Peace Prize for Physics, Chemistry, Literature and the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 will be announced.
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Until next time.....