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Nobel Prize for Medicine shared by Three scientists

Arvid Carlsson, Paul Greengard and Eric Kandel won the Nobel Prize in medicine for their discoveries concerning "signal transduction in the nervous system." The three Nobel laureates will share the 9 million kronor ($915,000) prize for their pioneering discoveries "concerning one type of signal transduction between nerve cells, referred to as slow synaptic transmission," according to the award ci...

Stem cell research- now Nobel Laureates join the debate

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Nobel laureates in chemistry

Three scientists share this year's(2001) Nobel Prize in Chemistry: William S. Knowles, previously at Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Ryoji Noyori, Nagoya University, Chikusa, Nagoya, Japan and K. Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA. They were awarded the Prize for their development of catalytic asymmetric synthesis. The Laureates have developed c...

Nobel Prize for Medicine

Sydney Brenner, H. Robert Howvitz and John. E. Sulston have been jointly awarded the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine. The prize has been awarded by the Nobel assembly at Karolinksa Institute for 2002 for their discoveries concerning genetic regulation// of organ development and programmed cell death. ....Sydney Brenner realized, in the early 1960’s, that fundamental questions regarding cell...

Cholesterol Mystery Solved By Nobel Laureates

A 72 year old mystery about cholesterol synthesis which has been bugging scientists for so long has finally been cracked by Nobel laureates. // ....The Shoenheimer effect has long been unexplained, but not now. The first evidence for end-product feedback regulation of a biosynthetic pathway was demonstrated when Rudolph Shoenheimer observed that mice synthesized large amounts of cholesterol when...

Nobel For Ulcer-Defying Aussie Scientists

If winning a Nobel Prize meant swallowing a glassful of dangerous bacteria, not many will come forward. Australian professor Barry Marshall however did just that. He swallowed a cocktail of bacteria to prove that // stomach ulcers are bacterial in origin rather than stress or lifestyle-related. .. ..And his bacteria swallowing has proved very useful as his colleague Robin Warren and he were chose...

Aussie Nobel Prize Winners Receive Their Awards

Professor Barry Marshall and Doctor Robin Warren, the Australian Nobel Prize winners for medicine received their awards from the King of Sweden in a glitzy ceremony at Stockholm yesterday. // ..The Nobel Committe was unequivocal in praising the team for their belief in their concept. Professor Marshall and Dr Warren were of the opinion that stomach ulcers are caused by bacteria and not by stres...

Nobel Laureate Finds an Alternate Way to Manufacture Anti-Flu Drug

US researcher and a Nobel laureate hopes to manufacture plentiful anti-flu drugs at a cheaper cost. Tamiflu is the anti-flu drug and Elias Corey has work out the method while relaxing at home on a weekend. // The Swiss manufacturer Roche has manufactured the drug and given it to World Health Organization to prevent any outbreak of the disease. But the starting material (shikimic acid) for the pro...

Dutch chemical group Akzo Nobel Develops A New Bird Flu Vaccine

A Dutch chemical group Akzo Nobel has collaborated with researchers from the Friedrich Loeffler Institute and developed a new bird flu vaccine //, which unlike previous ones, can be sprayed over birds instead of individual injection, and therefore harbor hopes of being able to shield greater numbers in lesser time. ....Explaining that this vaccine is the first of its kind and it includes the eff...

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...

Nobel Prize – a ‘near miss’ for Indian Scientist coule

The Indian Scientist couple, Dr Utpal Bhadra and Monika Pal Bhadra, narrowly missed the 2006 Nobel Prize for Medicine. Their work was comparable to the final winners-Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello. // ..The finding of the role of RNAi (Ribonucleic acid interference) in gene silencing got the two American scientists the prestigious prize. This breakthrough work was published in the journal Natu...

Nobel Prize for Gene ‘Silencing

This year, the Nobel prize for medicine has been conferred on two Americans, Andrew Z Fire of the MIT and Craig C Mello of the Harvard University//, for their discovery of ‘RNA interference’, a catalytic process proposed to occur in plants, animals and humans. .... ....As is well known, the DNA contains the basic...

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 mo...
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