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Recent Winners Of The Nobel Medicine Prize

Oct 25, 2018 • 2 comments

Recent Winners Of The Nobel Medicine Prize

Here is a list of the winners of the Nobel Medicine Prize in the past 10 years, after James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan were awarded Monday for research that has revolutionized cancer treatment:

Nobel Medicine Prize Medal

2018: Immunologists Allison and Honjo win for figuring out how to release the immune system's brakes to allow it to attack cancer cells more efficiently.

2017: US geneticists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young for their discoveries on the internal biological clock that governs the wake-sleep cycles of most living things.

2016: Yoshinori Ohsumi (Japan) for his work on autophagy -- a process whereby cells "eat themselves" -- which when disrupted can cause Parkinson's and diabetes.

2015: William Campbell (US citizen born in Ireland) and Satoshi Omura (Japan), Tu Youyou (China) for unlocking treatments for malaria and roundworm.

2014: John O'Keefe (Britain, US), Edvard I. Moser and May-Britt Moser (Norway) for discovering how the brain navigates with an "inner GPS".

2013: Thomas C. Suedhof (US citizen born in Germany), James E. Rothman and Randy W. Schekman (US) for work on how the cell organizes its transport system.

2012: Shinya Yamanaka (Japan) and John B. Gurdon (Britain) for discoveries showing how adult cells can be transformed back into stem cells.

2011: Bruce Beutler (US), Jules Hoffmann (French citizen born in Luxembourg) and Ralph Steinman (Canada) for work on the body's immune system.

2010: Robert G. Edwards (Britain) for the development of in-vitro fertilization.

2009: Elizabeth Blackburn (Australia-US), Carol Greider and Jack Szostak (US) for discovering how chromosomes are protected by telomeres, a key factor in the ageing process.  

 

Have any of these works had an affect on your health and life?

Comments

on 12/28/18

Jeffrey Hall,  I would love to know more. I have narcolepsy catapexy diagnosed in 2013 was told mine is 1 in 500,000.  I only bounce between 1 and 2 all night long sleep cycles and when I did the nap test I fell asleep within minutes,  now at home it takes me about an hour to fall asleep

on 12/28/18

I am interested in your study on sleep wake cycle.  I have Narcolepsy catapexy diagnosed in 2013. Mine is 1 in 500,00

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