Burnet Oration: living in the Burnet lineage. (1/112)

Scientific discoveries are not made in isolation. Innovation depends on resources, both intellectual and physical. A primary requirement is the development and maintenance of appropriate institutions. Such structures do not emerge by chance, but arise from opportunity, political will and the continued efforts and commitment of many people over long periods. Suitable buildings, laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment are obviously necessary, but hardware alone is of little value in the absence of a vibrant research culture. The key characteristics of the latter are intellectual foment, open debate and a body of wisdom and knowledge about the particular subject area. Rolf Zinkernagel and 1 played a part in triggering a paradigm shift in the understanding of T cell recognition, a contribution recognized by the 1996 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. In our Nobel lectures, we both discussed briefly why it was that the John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) of 1973-75 provided a milieu that facilitated the emergence of the underlying experiments and ideas. My intention here is to discuss in more detail the scientific lineages that put this physical and intellectual environment in place, focusing particularly on the influence of Sir Frank Macfarlane (Sir Mac) Burnet as we celebrate his centenary year.  (+info)

Skeletal muscle adaptation to exercise: a century of progress. (2/112)

Skeletal muscle physiology and biochemistry is an established field with Nobel Prize-winning scientists, dating back to the 1920s. Not until the mid to late 1960s did there appear a major focus on physiological and biochemical training adaptations in skeletal muscle. The study of adaptations to exercise training reveals a wide range of integrative approaches, from the systemic to the molecular level. Advances in our understanding of training adaptations have come in waves caused by the introduction of new experimental approaches. Research has revealed that exercise can be effective at preventing and/or treating some of the most common chronic diseases of the latter half of the 20th century. Endurance-trained muscle is more effective at clearing plasma triglyceride, glucose, and free fatty acids. However, at the present time, most of the mechanisms underlying the adaptation of human skeletal muscle to exercise still remain to be discovered. Little is known about the regulatory factors (e.g., trans-acting proteins or signaling pathways) directly modulating the expression of exercise-responsive genes. Because so many potential physiological and biochemical signals change during exercise, it will be an important challenge in the next century to move beyond "correlational studies" and to identify responsible mechanisms. Skeletal muscle metabolic adaptations may prove to be a critical component to preventing diseases such as coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Therefore, training studies have had an impact on setting the stage for a potential "preventive medicine reformation" in a society needing a return to a naturally active lifestyle of our ancestors.  (+info)

The noble enigma: Chagas' nominations for the Nobel prize. (3/112)

Carlos Chagas, a Brazilian physician, discovered the American trypanosomiasis in 1909. Like other remarkable discoveries of those days, his work helped to articulate the insect-vector theory and other theoretical guidelines in tropical medicine. Unlike all other discoveries, all the stages of this work were accomplished in a few months and by a single man. Chagas' discovery was widely recognized at home and abroad. He was twice nominated for the Nobel Prize - in 1913 and in 1921-, but never received the award. Evidence suggests that the reasons for this failure are related to the violent opposition that Chagas faced in Brazil. The contentions towards Chagas were related to a rejection of the meritocratic procedures that gave him prominence, as well as to local petty politics.  (+info)

Nitric oxide: a unique endogenous signaling molecule in vascular biology. (4/112)

The properties of nitric oxide as an endogenous cell signaling molecule in vascular biology are described.  (+info)

Portraits of science. Mosquitoes bite more than once. (5/112)

Ronald Ross discovered that the plasmodium parasite--'Laveran's germ'--was transmitted by anopheline mosquitoes to human beings to cause malaria. This discovery won him a Nobel Prize in 1902, but the route to this success was by no means clear. He was an indifferent student, he liked to write novels and poems and only just managed to gain a medical qualification. Fortuitously he was mediocre enough to enter the least prestigious section of the Indian Medical Service, which put him directly in contact with the parasites that were to become his passion. Despite honours being showered on him, life after the Prize also was not straightforward, he was irrascible and his innovative mathematical and economic approaches to disease control were overlooked.  (+info)

Portrait of Science. Scientist, technologist, proto-feminist, superstar. (6/112)

Although Marie Curie is known primarily for her discovery of radium, her true gift to science was her realization that radioactivity is an intrinsic atomic property of matter rather than the result of chemical processes. She was one of the few Nobel laureates to win the prize twice (physics and chemistry). During her career and as one of the first prominent women scientists, she became increasingly aware of the need for funding for research and of the scientific freedom that money can bring. By nature shy and reserved, Marie's fame, as both a scientist and as an exemplar of a liberated professional woman of the roaring twenties, grew to superstar proportions.  (+info)

From the philosophy auditorium to the neurophysiology laboratory and back: from Bergson to Damasio. (7/112)

Henri Bergson (1859-1941) was probably the most influential French philosopher at the turn of the twentieth century. In 1927 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Far beyond the restricted academic philosophical milieu, the impact of his thinking reached personalities as diverse as Claude Debussy, Marcel Proust, George Bemard Shaw, and the impressionists. His essay The Laughter (Le Rire) is one of the most profound and original ever written on the sense of humor. Bergson's opinions, with their emphasis on life, instinct and intuition, represented a deviation from the rationalist mainstream of western philosophical tradition. In some circles he was received with skepticism and irony, as in Bertrand Russel's History of Western Philosophy. Today, unbiased by theoretical "bergsonism," neurophysiologic research--as undertaken mainly by Antonio Damasio's team at Iowa University--confirms many of his hypotheses and elucidates their mechanisms. In this new light, intuition and "recognition by the body" should not be seen as the personal fantasy of an original thinker but as fundamental cognitive tools.  (+info)

Interview with Dr Joseph Murray (by Francis L Delmonico). (8/112)

The Editors asked Dr Delmonico to interview Dr Joseph Murray, winner of the Nobel prize in Medicine 1990 for performing the first successful renal transplant, to record recollections of the issues of the 1950s, when clinical transplantation was born, on Dr Murray's medical career in transplantation, and on some contemporary issues.  (+info)

  • Yonath, 70, is the fourth woman to win the Nobel chemistry prize and the first since 1964, when Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin of Britain received the award. (latimes.com)
  • Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa were awarded the Nobel chemistry prize for developing 'molecular machines' that could one day, be used to fight cancer by delivering drugs to diseased cells inside the body. (reuters.com)
  • SOUNDBITE: Sir James Fraser Stoddart, 2016 Nobel chemistry prize joint winner, "I'm very surprised and I'm elated because of my strong support that I've had from a large number of young scientists over the best part of 45 years" Bernard Feringa spoke by phone from the Netherlands. (reuters.com)
  • still photo) (SOUNDBITE)(English) NOBEL CHEMISTRY PRIZE WINNER BERNARD FERINGA, SAYING: "I said, I don't know what to say and I'm a bit shocked, you know, because it was such a great surprise, and my second remark is that I'm honored and I'm also emotional about it. (reuters.com)
  • Welcome visitors coming from a recommendation by Dr Carmen Drahl at C&ENtral Science, the blog of the American Chemical Society's Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN): Terra Sig has a fantastic post about the chemistry prize. (scienceblogs.com)
  • In a series of videos from Chemistry World magazine, a former member of the selection committee for the chemistry prize, Bengt Norden of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, takes viewers "[b]ehind closed doors" into the selection process. (sciencemag.org)
  • On top of Marie and Pierre's wins, their daughter Irene Joliot-Curie received the chemistry prize in 1935 together with her husband, Frédéric. (livescience.com)
  • Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman was awarded the Nobel Chemistry Prize for his 1982 discovery of quasicrystals Wednesday, bringing an end to this year's round of science awards. (france24.com)
  • The chemistry prize was awarded Wednesday to Israelis Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko and American Irwin Rose for their work in discovering a process that lets cells destroy unwanted proteins. (dailypress.com)
  • And the great and good weren't forgotten: proving that, actually, water and oil can mix won the chemistry prize for MIT's Eric Adams - and BP. (tgdaily.com)
  • Yet this is what the discovery that won the Nobel chemistry prize lets chemists do. (csmonitor.com)
  • Two of the chemistry prize laureates said excessive concerns about genetically modified foods and other substances can inhibit mankind from benefiting from developments in the field. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolition Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a coalition of non-governmental organizations in 100 countries dedicated to achieving a prohibition of nuclear weapons. (cnn.com)
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 was divided, one half awarded to Rainer Weiss, the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the. (mcgill.ca)
  • Scientist Jacques Dubochet poses after the news conference after winning the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing cryo-electron microscopy which simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules, which he shares with Joachim Frank from Columbia University and Richard Henderson from MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. (weforum.org)
  • This did not deter Professors Jacques Dubochet of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Joachim Frank of Columbia University, New York, USA and Richard Henderson of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK who were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry today. (weforum.org)
  • Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. (cbc.ca)
  • The other 2017 Nobel Prize winners include gravitational wave scientists Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne for physics , Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for physiology or medicine for their work on circadian rhythms and biochemists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for chemistry . (cbc.ca)
  • The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on Oct. 6, 2017. (cbc.ca)
  • Fifteen graduate alumni have won Nobel Prizes, most recently Kip Thorne, who completed his Ph.D. in 1965 and won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics . (princeton.edu)
  • The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Jacques Dubochet of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Joachim Frank of Columbia University and Richard Henderson of MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution. (nsf.gov)
  • Rockefeller University biologist Michael Young stands in his lab after winning the Nobel Prize in Medicine on October 2, 2017 in New York City. (cnbc.com)
  • The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute announced today that Michael Rosbash, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator at Brandeis University, Jeffrey C. Hall of Brandeis University and Michael W. Young of the Rockefeller University are the recipients of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. (hhmi.org)
  • C&EN reporter Stu Borman covered the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, explaining cryo-electron microscopy and the roles that Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson played in developing the technique. (acs.org)
  • C&EN reporter Matt Davenport broke down the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, telling the story of cryo-electron microscopy and the molecular structures it has helped uncover. (acs.org)
  • U.S. scientists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine today for their work uncovering the mechanisms behind the biological clock-present in the cells of all living things-called the circadian rhythm. (popsci.com)
  • Nobel bequeathed 94% of his total assets, 31 million Swedish kronor ( US $198 million, Euro €176 million in 2016), to establish and endow the five Nobel Prizes. (wikipedia.org)
  • The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts to end Colombia's long-running civil war. (cnn.com)
  • In 2016, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos was honored with the Nobel in the hope that the prize would help push through his peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels, even though a popular referendum had just rejected it, and thereby end his country's half-century-long civil war. (minnpost.com)
  • Before the statutes were changed in 1974 two Nobel Prizes were given posthumously. (sfgate.com)
  • Transtromer is the first Swedish writer since 1974 to be awarded the prize, which carries a financial award of about $1.4 million. (latimes.com)
  • Although she co-authored a 1968 Nature paper detailing the find with her supervisor, Antony Hewish, it was Hewish and another Cambridge radio astronomer Sir Martin Ryle who won the Nobel for the discovery in 1974. (abc.net.au)
  • Steptoe was not honored with a prize because Nobel rules were amended in 1974 to prohibit posthumous prizes. (foxnews.com)
  • On Pharyngula, PZ Myers examines the work of Yoshinori Ohsumi, who was awarded the prize in Physiology for his studies of autophagy in yeast. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Here is a photo of one of the Golem computers on which Arieh Warshel and Michael Levitt -- this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry winners, along with Martin Karplus -- did much of their original work. (scienceblogs.com)
  • The late Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel left the bulk of his fortune to create the Nobel Prizes to honor work in five areas, including peace. (cnn.com)
  • Prof Campbell became the second Irish person to win a Nobel Prize for Science after Earnest Walton collected the physics award in 1951 for his work on splitting the atom. (rte.ie)
  • Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel jointly won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work in the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems. (wsj.com)
  • Raymond Davis, Jr., of the University of Pennsylvania and Masatoshi Koshiba of the University of Tokyo will share half of the nearly $1 million prize for their work with cosmic neutrinos. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Sydney Brenner, H. Robert Horvitz and John E. Sulston all work with Caenorhabditis elegans, the nematode worm, and have been awarded the prize "for their discoveries concerning genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death. (scientificamerican.com)
  • In 2010, Sir Andre Geim was awarded a Nobel Prize in physics for his work with graphene, thus becoming the first person to have received both a Nobel Prize and an individual Ig Nobel prize. (wikipedia.org)
  • (CNN) -- German writer Herta Mueller, whose work has dealt with the hardships and humiliations of life in an oppressive dictatorship, was awarded the Nobel prize in literature Thursday. (cnn.com)
  • Ralf Pettersson, chairman of the Nobel Assembly, told Reuters that Dr. Carlsson's work relieved the suffering of millions. (washingtontimes.com)
  • This prize was awarded for the work that described this second stage in atomic detail, and you can read more about it in the scientific background document released with the prize announcement. (scienceblogs.com)
  • This prize complements the 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry , which was awarded for atomic-resolution work on transcription (although the transcription prize was specifically for work on eukaryotes, and the work recognized by the translation prize was carried out on prokaryotes). (scienceblogs.com)
  • This prize marks the sixth time in eight years that the Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded for biological work, and most of these have been for atomic-resolution structural biological work (X-ray crystallography in three cases, NMR in one). (scienceblogs.com)
  • As I've noted before, crystallography and NMR involve a mix of biology, chemistry, and physics, so it's reasonable that such work is often recognized by the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim received the Nobel prize for physics for their work with Graphene. (cnn.com)
  • Campbell's Nobel-winning work developing the antiparasitic drug ivermectin took place during his decades-long career at the pharmaceutical company Merck. (sciencemag.org)
  • The prize-winners' work, done in the late 1970s and 1980s, set the stage for research suggesting that cancer cells use telomerase to sustain their uncontrolled growth. (washingtontimes.com)
  • The second was that Yale professor William Nordhaus shared the Nobel Prize for economics for his pathbreaking work on carbon pricing. (forbes.com)
  • The prize announcement cited his work on the nucleotide excision repair pathway. (asbmb.org)
  • The prize announcement cited his work on DNA mismatch repair. (asbmb.org)
  • He further said the collaboration between AstraZeneca, Nobel Web and Nobel Media was done "without our knowledge or agreement" and has "no connection with our prize-selecting work. (sciencemag.org)
  • Their parallel work concerned proteins that act as brakes on the body's immune system and it constitutes "a landmark in our fight against cancer," said a statement from the Nobel Assembly of Sweden's Karolinska Institute, which selects winners of the annual prestigious award. (mercurynews.com)
  • Allison's and Honjo's prize-winning work started in the 1990s and was part of significant advances in cancer immunotherapy. (mercurynews.com)
  • Therapy developed from Honjo's work led to long-term remission in patients with metastatic cancer that had been considered essentially untreatable, the Nobel Assembly said. (mercurynews.com)
  • This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to three scientists whose work surpassed the long-established resolution limit for optical microscopes. (aps.org)
  • Moerner is an APS Fellow and has previously been awarded the Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics and the Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics for his work. (aps.org)
  • Hell is a member of APS and also won the Kavli Prize this year for his work. (aps.org)
  • An American and a Norwegian will share this year's Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for their work in macroeconomics. (dailypress.com)
  • The pair, Edward C. Prescott, 63, and Finn E. Kydland, 60, will share the $1.3 million prize for their work on monetary and fiscal policy and on factors that influence business cycles. (dailypress.com)
  • In a video news release posted on the Nobel Web site, Calmfors explained that Kydland and Prescott's work led some countries to force central banks to stick to policies regardless of the change in market forces. (dailypress.com)
  • Kenyan environmental activist Wangari Maathai won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for her work as leader of the Green Belt Movement, which has sought to empower women, better the environment and fight corruption in Africa for almost 30 years. (dailypress.com)
  • It was the first peace prize to be awarded for environmental work. (dailypress.com)
  • The Nobel panel said on its website that the professor resigned "out of respect for the integrity of the Nobel Prize work," and because he might become involved in the investigation. (news24.com)
  • His interests in this field developed into the work that was honored with the Nobel Prize. (columbia.edu)
  • While Katz was not included in the trio of Novel Laureates, most chemists recognize his work as absolutely fundamental to the field that was recognized by the Nobel Prize this year. (columbia.edu)
  • The work of Nobel winners Omura and Campbell finally led to ivermectin, the first drug to effectively treat river blindness. (npr.org)
  • Finally, the management prize went to a team at the University of Catania which showed mathematically that companies work more efficiently if staff are promoted at random. (tgdaily.com)
  • I had heard that with Einstein's prize, for some reason they weren't giving it out for theoretical physics at the time, so they found that experimental work to be a good enough reason to get Einstein something. (slashdot.org)
  • But I also don't think it's any any way inappropriate to have awarded the prize for the Photoelectric Effect just on the merits of that work. (slashdot.org)
  • The Nobel Prize for Physics was shared yesterday by two Americans and a Briton for work so fundamental in magnetism and electronics that it is only today showing up inside the laboratory, 20 to 30 years after they explained how it works. (washingtonpost.com)
  • In short, the two prizes announced earlier this month reward work that opens new windows onto other important phenomena. (csmonitor.com)
  • You'd think that an outstanding achievement as a graduate student would go in your favour, but at least two early-career researchers have been famously dudded, with their supervisors scoring the Nobel for work they carried out. (abc.net.au)
  • After the overenthusiastic awarding of the 1926 prize to Joseph Fibiger for discovering a worm that caused cancer (later disproved), you can understand the judges being a bit cautious in awarding work that overturned accepted thinking. (abc.net.au)
  • These rich video archives also contain interviews with past winners in which they discuss the impact and significance of the work for which they have been awarded the prize. (sciencenetlinks.com)
  • James P. Allison, PhD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Tasuku Honjo, MD, PhD, of Kyoto University in Japan, were honored by the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute in Sweden for work performed in the 1990s, which has resulted in FDA-approved therapies in the last decade. (ajmc.com)
  • The work by Edwards and Steptoe stirred a 'lively ethical debate,' the Nobel citation said, with the Vatican, other religious leaders and some scientists demanding the project be stopped. (foxnews.com)
  • Nordhaus will split the 9 million-kronor ($1 million) prize with another American, Paul Romer, who was recognized for his work on how markets can encourage innovation. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute cited Prusiner for "his pioneering discovery of an entirely new genre of disease-causing agents and the elucidation of the underlying principles of their mode of action. (scientificamerican.com)
  • The Nobel Assembly at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute, which awards the prize, said the scientists' 'discoveries have been crucial for an understanding of the normal function of the brain and how disturbances in this signal transduction [or transfer of genetic material from one cell to another] can give rise to neurological and psychiatric diseases. (washingtontimes.com)
  • The Swedish media also reported that a member of AstraZeneca's board, Bo Angelin, sits on the Nobel Assembly that awarded zur Hausen the prize. (sciencemag.org)
  • Ann-Mari Dumanski, a spokesperson of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska University, confirmed on Monday that Urban Lendahl's Saturday resignation took effect immediately, but gave no details. (news24.com)
  • The Nobel Assembly has 50 voting members composed of professors in medical subjects at Karolinska. (news24.com)
  • The Nobel assembly aft Perrin and institute the path today. (go.com)
  • As the Nobel Assembly discussed in its announcement, "This intricate balance between accelerators and brakes is essential for tight control. (ajmc.com)
  • The award for economics , the "Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel," was added in 1969 and is sometimes called a Nobel Prize. (conservapedia.com)
  • Officially referred to as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel it was first awarded in 1969. (msu.ru)
  • SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said U.S. President Donald Trump deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the standoff with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, a South Korean official said on Monday. (reuters.com)
  • REUTERS - Two Russian-born scientists shared the 2010 Nobel Prize for physics for showing how carbon just one atom thick behaved, a breakthrough with implications for areas from quantum physics to consumer electronics. (france24.com)
  • Though Nobel wrote several wills during his lifetime, the last was written a little over a year before he died, and signed at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris on 27 November 1895. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two Nobels were awarded this year after last year's prize was postponed over a scandal that led to the husband of an Academy member being convicted of rape. (reuters.com)
  • Since then, she has produced a steady and varied stream of works and her novel "Flights" won her the high-profile Man Booker International Prize last year. (reuters.com)
  • I didn't expect the Nobel prize this year because I thought this year would be the year of astrophysics,' Geim told reporters by phone after the win. (cnn.com)
  • Last year, three scientists won the physics prize for two breakthroughs that led to two major underpinnings of the digital age -- fiber optics and digital photography. (cnn.com)
  • Last year, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature . (cbc.ca)
  • A brouhaha erupted when a Swedish government anticorruption official told the media he had concerns about a pharmaceutical company's ties to the Nobel Prize awarded this year to Germany's Harald zur Hausen for his discovery of the link between human papilloma virus (HPV) and cervical cancer. (sciencemag.org)
  • Swedish poet Erik Axel Karlfeldt won the Nobel in literature in 1931, although he had died in March of that year. (sfgate.com)
  • however, in its 120 year history, the Nobel Prize has only been awarded to six married couples, the most recent winning it just last year. (worldatlas.com)
  • Nor had Bohr's (Nobel that next year). (slashdot.org)
  • Every year, the winners of the Nobel Prizes are announced to great fanfare. (minnpost.com)
  • Nobel Foundation rules limit the number of recipients of its medical prizes to a maximum of three each year, and omissions often create controversy. (nytimes.com)
  • This year, Japanese scientists Atsuki Higashiyama from Ritsumeikan University and Kohei Adachi from Osaka University took home the first place prize in the Perception category. (forbes.com)
  • It is a helpful resource for teachers who want to highlight the announcements of the prizes each year as these are broadcast live on the Web and also housed in the video archives . (sciencenetlinks.com)
  • Peebles receives the Nobel Prize for his decoding of the cosmic microwave background, left behind by the Big Bang, which provides insight into the infancy of the universe. (aps.org)
  • The British-Swedish company AstraZeneca receives patent royalties from HPV vaccines, and in November, AstraZeneca launched a collaboration with Nobel Web, the Nobel Foundation's Web site, and Nobel Media, a subsidiary company, to produce documentaries and sponsor lectures that increase interest in the prize. (sciencemag.org)
  • And none receives more scrutiny than the Nobel Peace Prize . (minnpost.com)
  • Beatrice Fihn, the organization's chief executive, told reporters that the award of the prize to her organization was "hugely important" in the quest to abolish nuclear weapons. (cnn.com)
  • The name of the award, the "Ig Nobel Prize" (/ˌɪɡnoʊˈbɛl/ IG-noh-BEL) is a pun on the word ignoble, an achievement "characterized by baseness, lowness, or meanness", and is satirical social criticism that identifies absurd-sounding, yet useful research and knowledge. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bob Dylan, the man regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential songs from the 1960s onwards, has won the Nobel prize in literature in a surprise decision that has made him the only singer-songwriter to win the award. (theage.com.au)
  • The Nobel Prize is an often-politicized award that is criticized for increasing evidence of bias and possibly even corruption. (conservapedia.com)
  • Nobel judges say women are underrepresented in Nobel statistics because the award-winning research often dates back several decades to a time when science was dominated by men. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Taiwanese billionaire business mogul Samuel Lin has put up over $100 million of his personal fortune to establish a grant foundation that will award what are being referred to as the "Asian Nobel prizes. (ibtimes.com)
  • Cournand, Richards and Forssmann shared the then $38,633 Nobel award. (latimes.com)
  • BEIJING (AP) -- Novelist Mo Yan, whose popular, sprawling, bawdy tales bring to life rural China, won the Nobel Prize for literature Thursday, the first time the award has been given to a Chinese who is not a critic of the authoritarian government. (theoaklandpress.com)
  • Greider, who shared the award with her Ph.D. adviser Elizabeth H. Blackburn (currently a professor at the University of California, San Francisco) and Harvard University professor Jack W. Szostak, was awarded the Nobel for her groundbreaking discovery - on Christmas Day - of telomerase, the enzyme that preserves the ends of chromosomes (telomeres) during replication cycles. (asbmb.org)
  • As the Ig Nobel award group puts it: "Improbable research is research that makes people laugh and then think. (forbes.com)
  • Prudhomme was also an essayist, having written over five essays in the span of his career, all of them critically acclaimed, and leading him to become the very first recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature award. (hubpages.com)
  • Chalmers University of Technology and University will traditionally be visited by three of this years Nobel Prize Laureates, who each will give a public lecture. (chalmers.se)
  • Last Tuesday, Americans Gross, H. David Politzer and Frank Wilczek won the physics prize for their explanation of the force that binds particles inside the atomic nucleus. (dailypress.com)
  • In 2014, Moser won the prize together with her husband Edvard and British neuroscientist John O'Keefe for their joint discovery of grid cells that make up the positioning system in the brain. (spiegel.de)
  • I hope that the prize will encourage more research that is beneficial to the world and humankind, promote Chinese culture and make the world a better place," Lin said, the BBC reported . (ibtimes.com)
  • Tokarczuk, 57, was considered a strong contender for the prize. (reuters.com)
  • Although long rumoured as a contender for the prize, Dylan was far down the list of predicted winners, which included such renown writers as Haruki Murakami and Ngugi Wa Thiong'o. (theage.com.au)
  • Five Bay Area high school students are among the 40 finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, a prestigious national math and science contest sometimes called the "Junior Nobel Prizes. (mercurynews.com)
  • The Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists are our country's most promising young scientists, and I'm thrilled to congratulate them on this outstanding academic achievement," said George D. Yancopoulos, president and chief scientific officer of Regeneron who won the top prize in 1976. (mercurynews.com)