Three share Nobel for medicinePodcast, Friday, March 02, 2012 19:54:25
This year's Nobel Prize for Medicine will be awarded to three American scientists, reported BBC. Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol and Jack Szostak graders share the prize for their work in the study of chromosomes.
Tests may prove key to medical research on cancer and aging. Winners have discovered how to perform full copy of chromosomes during cell division and how they are protected from demolition. According to research by scientists answer lies at the ends of chromosomes - the telomeres and the enzymes that build them - telomerase. In the coming days will be announced and the other Nobel laureates. The first Nobel Prize was awarded in 1901 - five years after the death of Nobel. Each of premiums in the five disciplines identified in the will of Alfred Nobel - physiology and medicine, physics, chemistry, literature and peace - is estimated at 10 million Swedish kronor, or about 1. 34 million dollars. The Nobel committee has no clear rules for determining the winner in medicine and physiology. Himself Nobel laureate said that "must have made a major discovery in physiology and medicine."
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