Navigation Links
Two Americans Share 2006 Nobel Medicine Prize

Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello of the US have won this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine in recognition of their discovery //of gene silencing by double-stranded RNA, it was announced here Monday.

The Karolinska Institute cited their discovery of RNA interference in awarding them the 10-million-kronor ($1.37-million) prize.

The award winners have discovered "a fundamental mechanism for controlling the flow of genetic information", the institute said.

RNA interference features in plants, animals and humans and is of great importance for regulating gene expression. It also participates in defence against viral infections and keeps so-called "jumping genes" under control, it noted.

RNA interference is also used in basic science to study how genes function and may perhaps in future offer therapies for cardiovascular diseases and cancer, according to the institute.

The American scientists first published their findings in the scientific journal Nature in 1998, opening a new research field.

Professor Bertil Daneholt of the Karolinska Institute's Department of Cell and Molecular Biology told the Swedish radio that the discovery centred on a completely new mechanism to regulate gene activity.

"I was very happy," Fire told the Swedish radio, minutes after being notified by the Karolinska Institute. "At first one doesn't believe it, could be dreaming or a mistake, but guess it is not. Wonderful point to be in."

Fire added that he aims to continue with his research and teaching.

Fellow-laureate Mellow told Swedish radio that "it is still sinking in, I can hardly believe it" after being notified.

Both award winners, who equally share the prize money, said they hope to attend the awards ceremony in Stockholm on December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death.

Mellow, reached at his home in Boston, said he was "very surprised because I am fairly
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer
2. Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer
3. Hypertension Drug of Choice for African Americans
4. 38 million Americans including 14 million children left to combat hunger
5. Americans Consume Far Too Much Salt and Sodium
6. Americans Growing Out Of Shape
7. Rise in Stress among Americans
8. Home Remedies More Used By Blacks And Native Americans
9. 90 Million Americans Harbor Drug Resistant Bacteria Inside Their Nose
10. Aspirin, Not Used By African Americans And Diabetics To Prevent Heat Problems
11. Americans Not Interested In Choosing Sex Of Child: Survey
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Two Americans Share Nobel Medicine Prize

(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... CARF ... its adolescent residential, counseling, day treatment and intensive family based services. , By ... for quality and its pursuit of excellence. As a nonprofit charity for more ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... IL (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... Mendon, ... evening of good music and good people, all for a good cause. In its ... 30th, 2015, sponsored once more by Best Drug Rehabilitation. The “Mission” of “Music With ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... Database have added comprehensive information on two new duals programs: Rhode Island ... 2015 launch; and Idaho’s partnership to revamp Blue Cross of Idaho’s D-SNP. ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and ... and pleads for swift actions to be taken in order to ease the ... , Yisrayl says scientists have yet to understand fully the real cause of global ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... Where ... and marriage? , MillionaireMatchmakerOnline.net is set up to help quality singles find dating ... on the site are rich, gorgeous, well educated, or attractive. , It updates ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:West Ridge Academy Awarded CARF Three-Year Accrediation 2Health News:Best Drug Rehabilitation Sponsors "Music With A Mission" Concert Featuring Avenue Beat 2Health News:AIS Duals Database: August Update Finds Two New Duals Programs in Rhode Island and Idaho 2Health News:Wake Up and Smell the Sick Atmosphere Says Yisrayl Hawkins in New Article This Week 2Health News:MillionaireMatchmakerOnline.net Collects and Updates Newest Millionaire and Quality Single Profiles on the Page of Millionaire Matchmaker Online Canada. 2Health News:MillionaireMatchmakerOnline.net Collects and Updates Newest Millionaire and Quality Single Profiles on the Page of Millionaire Matchmaker Online Canada. 3
... Inc.,(Nasdaq: ATRC ), a medical device company and ... David J. Drachman, President and,Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled ... Growth Stock Conference at the Ritz Carlton Laguna,Niguel in ... p.m.,PT., A live web cast and recording of ...
... HPV-positive tumors tend to survive longer and are more ... according to a study published online February 12 in ... , Human papillomavirus has been shown to be ... cancers, particularly cancers of the upper throat, or oropharynx. ...
... Breast Cancer Survivors , Breast cancer survivors, ... death from non-cancer causes than from breast cancer. ... are surviving longer, and many are dying of ... and colleagues with the National Cancer Institute of ...
... 12, 2008 -- In a study to examine the impact ... subjects report over one month, researchers at Columbia University Mailman ... less was a more accurate predictor of physically and mentally ... desire to lose weight was more predictive of unhealthy days ...
... those with HPV-negative tumors , , TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay ... test positive for human papillomavirus (HPV) tend to survive ... test negative, a new study says. , HPV, a ... most cervical cancers, has recently been linked to the ...
... the research offers , , TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay ... of the most pressing questions in critical care medicine: ... the partially collapsed lungs of people being treated for ... Unfortunately, that question has not been definitively answered. Two ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:AtriCure to Present at Roth Capital Partners 20th Annual OC Conference 2Health News:Other highlights in the Feb. 12 JNCI 2Health News:Other highlights in the Feb. 12 JNCI 3Health News:Other highlights in the Feb. 12 JNCI 4Health News:Body image is stronger predictor of health than obesity, says Mailman School of PH study 2Health News: Respiratory Distress Treatment Studies Conflict 2Health News: Respiratory Distress Treatment Studies Conflict 3
(Date:8/28/2015)... 2015  Perrigo Company plc ("Perrigo") (NYSE: PRGO ... acquisition of leading OTC brands from GSK in an ... is a clear demonstration of Perrigo,s unique ability to ... network spanning 36 countries.  Perrigo Chairman, ... "We are excited to complete this transaction, which clearly ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... India , August 28, 2015 ... Oils), Livestock (Pork/Swine, Poultry, Ruminant, and Aquaculture), & by Region ... , Asia-Pacific , and Rest of the ... MarketsandMarkets, The global market for Eubiotics was valued at USD ... 7.05 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 7.4% from ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... 27, 2015  The Academy of Managed Care ... Administration,s (FDA,s) draft guidance and proposed rule that ... to bear a nonproprietary name with an FDA-designated ... a decision from the FDA on the naming ... stakeholders urging the agency to use the same ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 2Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 3Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 4Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 2Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 3Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 4Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 5AMCP Is Disappointed in FDA's Draft Guidance and Proposed Rule Calling for Suffix on Nonproprietary Names of Biological Products 2
... NANJING, China, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-Asia/ ... or the "Company"), a leading pharmaceutical company,specializing in ... proprietary pharmaceuticals in China, today announced that it ... stake in ChinaVax, a Cayman,Islands company that, as ...
... Biotech, LLC, a corporation based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and ... its current sales managers, William Heppner of Illinois, David ... were charged today in federal court with participating in ... invasive spinal and long bone surgeries. Stryker Biotech and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Simcere Pharmaceutical Group to Acquire Additional Stake in Jiangsu Yanshen Biological Technology Stock Co., Ltd. 2Simcere Pharmaceutical Group to Acquire Additional Stake in Jiangsu Yanshen Biological Technology Stock Co., Ltd. 3Stryker Biotech and its Top Management Indicted for Illegal Promotion of Medical Devices Used in Invasive Surgeries 2Stryker Biotech and its Top Management Indicted for Illegal Promotion of Medical Devices Used in Invasive Surgeries 3
... The Precision PCx point of ... a whole-blood, patient-side testing system for ... use, the system provides fast, accurate ... hospital and laboratory information systems enables ...
... Analyzer (PCA) is used in conjunction ... a variety of parameters in whole ... 50 patient records and permits on-screen ... as transmission of records to a ...
... left-heart lead is for use with cardiac ... an angled shape and can be inserted ... delivery method, giving physicians an extra option ... in a variety of difficult venous anatomies. ...
Ideal for use with our High Beam headlight. Rotating Turret allows use with other manufacturer's cables. Infinite intensity control. Excellent color definition (6000 K Color Temperature)....
Medicine Products: