Death of Dr. Denham Harman

February 14, 1916 - November 25, 2014
Omaha, Nebraska | Age 98

Doctor behind 'free radical' aging theory dies
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By JOSH FUNK, The Associated Press

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Dr. Denham Harman, a renowned scientist who developed the most widely accepted theory on aging that's now used to study cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses, has died in Nebraska at age 98.

Harman, who worked into his mid-90s at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, died Tuesday after a brief illness at a hospital in Omaha, medical center spokesman Tom O'Connor said.

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