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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012

was awarded jointly to Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka “for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors“

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012

was awarded jointly to Sir John Gurdon and Shinya Yamnaka “for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent” They also won the Lasker Award in 2009.  

Douglas Prasher and the Green Fluorescent Protein

The other day I shared the story of Douglas Prasher‘s with the medical students in my class.  Dr. Prasher’s contribution to the study of Green Fluorescent Protein had ultimately led to the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008; however he was not one of the laureates because of life circumstances. During my preparation, I read some […]

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009

goes to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider, Jack W. Szostak. “for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase” link to Nobel link to the press release