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Molecular machines – Tiny but significant

A thousand times thinner than a strand of hair, but with an impact as big as the microchip. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 was awarded to three scientists, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa, for the design and synthesis of molecular machines. Molecular machines have…

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J. Fraser Stoddart

Winning the Nobel Prize in chemistry generates a flood of phone calls, emails and invitations, which really was not a surprise to Sir. Fraser Stoddart, PhD, one of a trio of chemists who took the 2016 honors. What Stoddart did find most surprising and gratifying was among all the well-wishes…

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Nobel Interview: Jean-Pierre Sauvage

As a child, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, PhD, moved often, due to his father’s career in the French army. Postings included North Africa and the U.S. Midwest. But despite the disruptions to his personal relationships and schooling, his interests in mathematics and science remained constant. That interest in science narrowed to a…

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A new avenue for Huntington therapy

A neuroscientist reports on Huntington disease results and a Nobel Prize reaction. Neural transplants offer a new path to possible Huntington disease (HD) treatments. Experiments with an HD mouse model show that transplanting human neuronal cells delays HD symptoms and death in the mice. The results, published in Nature Communications,…

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Yoshinori Ohsumi: Recognizing autophagy

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine highlights a process that is integral to aging, cancer, and infectious disease, but has not been well known outside of cell biology. On 7 December 2016, Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi from the Tokyo Institute of Technology received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or…

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The Nobel Issue

As in previous years, Nordic Life Science will highlight the Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Medicine in our first issue of the year. In our upcoming issue we have interviewed some of this year’s Laureates and we take a closer look at their findings together with Nordic scientists working in…

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 to Jean-Pierre Sauvage at the University of Strasbourg, France, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart at the Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA and Bernard L. Feringa at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines”. A tiny lift,…

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The Nobel Prize in Medicine 2016

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy. This year’s Nobel Laureate discovered and elucidated mechanisms underlying autophagy, a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components. The word autophagy originates from…

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NLS met Tomas Lindahl

On Tuesday December 8th, after his Nobel Lecture, Nordic Life Science met the Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Professor Tomas Lindahl, for an interview at the Grand Hotel. Professor Lindahl shared his thoughts about basic research, what fascinates him about science and chemistry and his hopes for the medical applications of…

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The Nobel Laureates met the press

The three Laureates in Chemistry and Physics and the Laureate in Economic Sciences answered some of the questions from the international press during a press conference at the Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. The camera flashes fired away as some of this year’s Nobel Prize winners entered the stage.…

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The Nobel Week has begun

As always in the middle of the December, Stockholm is ready for a week of festivities, interesting lectures and a great chance to honor great scientists. And as always, Nordic Life Science, will provide you with in-depth articles about this year’s discoveries in medicine and chemistry, as well as exclusive interviews…

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An overview of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) will host a lecture on DNA repair this Thursday, December 10th, 13:00. Watch it live here on nordiclifescience.org. Linus Plym Forshell holds a Master in Molecular Biology and has a background in DNA repair research. He is today a patent engineer at PRV.…

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015

This year’s Nobel Prize Laureates in Chemistry are Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar. They receive the Prize “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair”. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 is awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar for having mapped, at a molecular level, how cells repair damaged DNA and safeguard…

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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015

The lucky winners of this year’s Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine are William C Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu. William C Campbell and  Satoshi Omura receives the Prize for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites, and Youyou Tu receives the Prize for her discoveries…