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    Nobels note neutrinos, DNA, drugs

    The Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry and physiology or medicine ran the gamut this year, honoring both fundamental science discoveries and research with real-world impacts.

    The physiology or medicine award went to three researchers who developed life-saving drugs. William Campbell of Drew University in Madison, N.J., and Satoshi Ōmura of Kitasato University in...

    10/07/2015 - 17:00 Science & Society
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    Chemistry Nobel granted for deciphering DNA repair

    Identifying the molecular repair kits that cells use to fix damaged DNA has won three scientists the 2015 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Tomas Lindahl of the Francis Crick Institute in England, Paul Modrich, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Duke University School of Medicine, and Aziz Sancar of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine uncovered three tools for correcting...

    10/07/2015 - 15:34 Chemistry, Genetics
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    Chemistry Nobel honors studies of DNA repair mechanisms

    Studies of DNA’s repair mechanisms have won Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar the 2015 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

    DNA encodes the instructions for building and conducting life. But it’s a fragile molecule that can be altered or damaged by sunlight, toxic chemicals, radiation or even normal chemical reactions inside the cell.

    Lindahl, of the Francis Crick Institute in...

    10/07/2015 - 07:14 Genetics, Chemistry, Cancer
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    Neutrinos’ identity shift snares physics Nobel

    Capturing the identity-shifting behavior of neutrinos has won Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo and Arthur McDonald of Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics. The scientists spearheaded giant underground experiments that revealed that the elusive particles morph from one variety into another. Those crucial findings demonstrated that neutrinos have mass...

    10/06/2015 - 16:35 Particle Physics, Cosmology
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    Discovery of neutrino mass earns 2015 physics Nobel

    The discovery that subatomic particles called neutrinos have mass has won Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo and Arthur McDonald of Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics. The scientists led two sophisticated experiments that found that the elusive particles can morph from one variety into another — a phenomenon that can occur only if neutrinos have mass...

    10/06/2015 - 06:41 Particle Physics, Cosmology
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    Nobel medicine prize won for drugs from natural sources

    Drugs that have saved the lives of millions of people around the world have earned their discoverers the 2015 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. One half of the award goes to William Campbell of Drew University in Madison, N.J., and Satoshi Ōmura of Kitasato University in Tokyo for their work on a drug called ivermectin, which combats roundworm infections. The other half goes to Youyou Tu...

    10/05/2015 - 14:08 Health
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    Therapies against roundworm, malaria parasites win medicine Nobel

    Half of the 2015 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded to Youyou Tu of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing for her work in counteracting malaria. William C. Campbell, professor emeritus at Drew University in Madison, N.J., and Satoshi Ōmura, professor emeritus at Kitasato University in Japan, will split the other half for work that has led to treatments against...

    10/05/2015 - 06:16 Health, Biomedicine