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Nobel prizes recognize things great and small

Awards focus on birth of universe and the workings of cells

11:20am, October 4, 2006

The 2006 Nobel prizes in the sciences were announced early this week. U.S. scientists swept the field.

Physiology or Medicine

Eight years after revealing a mechanism that cells use to regulate protein production, a pair of U.S. scientists received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Andrew Fire of the Stanford University School of Medicine and Craig Mello of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester will share the $1.4 million award for their discovery of a phenomenon since named RNA interference, or RNAi (SN: 7/2/05, p. 7: Available to subscribers at

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