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The Trace Elements of Longevity

Biochemistry department icon continues to conduct experiments as he approaches his 100th birthday

What is the secret to maintaining the mental and intellectual fortitude to conduct experiments at age 99? The story of Boyd O’Dell, professor emeritus of Biochemistry, may lend some answers to that question, as the man of the hour prepares to celebrate his 100th birthday. Repetition, for one. He’s been on the University of Missouri campus for the better part of 79 years,…