Navigation Links
Nobel Prize and Lifespan

A study by two economists finds that, winning a Nobel Prize adds almost two years to a person’s lifespan and it is not due to the cash that accompanies the award.//

Professor Andrew Oswald, an economist at the University of Warwick, and Matthew Rablen conducted a study on the effect of status on longevity. Usually status and wealth go hand in hand and it becomes difficult to say which has more influence on wellbeing and lifespan.

The researchers chose to compare the lifespan of Nobel prize winners and nominees.

The winners and nominees in physics and chemistry between 1901 and 1950 were chosen for the study, and their biographies analyzed. Only male laureates were studied as the longevity differs between sexes.

528 male scientists with known biographical details (birth and death dates) were listed and four of them who died a premature death due to non-biological reasons were dropped which left the researchers with 524 scientists. Among these 135 had won a Nobel Prize.

The average lifespan of these 524 was found to be a little more than 76 years. The Nobel prize winners were found to live 1.4 years longer than the nominees. When the winners and nominees from the same country were compared, the gap widened further.

Prof Oswald said: "Status seems to work a kind of health-giving magic. Once we do the statistical corrections, walking across that platform in Stockholm apparently adds about two years to a scientist's lifespan. How status does this, we just don't know."

The value of the prize money had changed over the years and so the researchers concluded that amount of actual prize money won by the winners and their longevity were not related. The fame and the status conferred on a scientist somehow acts like a health booster and prolonged his life.

This research was titled "Mortality and Immortality" and published this month.


PRI
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Nobel Prize for Medicine shared by Three scientists
2. Stem cell research- now Nobel Laureates join the debate
3. Nobel laureates in chemistry
4. Nobel Prize for Medicine
5. Cholesterol Mystery Solved By Nobel Laureates
6. Nobel For Ulcer-Defying Aussie Scientists
7. Aussie Nobel Prize Winners Receive Their Awards
8. Nobel Laureate Finds an Alternate Way to Manufacture Anti-Flu Drug
9. Dutch chemical group Akzo Nobel Develops A New Bird Flu Vaccine
10. Two Americans Share 2006 Nobel Medicine Prize
11. Nobel Prize – a ‘near miss’ for Indian Scientist coule
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, ... the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where ... city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment ... also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over ... Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland ... iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness ... & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Marne, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... awareness about the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, ... for individuals who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 2016 Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: ... Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), ... Inc. ("Celator"; Nasdaq: CPXX ) expired effective ... As previously announced on May 31, 2016, ... agreement under which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced a tender ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... N.J. , June 24, 2016  Collagen ... the design, development and manufacturing of collagen and ... regeneration announced today that Bill Messer ... and Marketing to further leverage the growing portfolio ... medical devices. Bill joins the Collagen ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has ... 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report to their ... Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, Composite Smart ... electronics involves electronic and/or electrical components and circuits ... structures such as vehicle bodies or conformally placed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: