Nobel Prize time again (and the Laskers too)

Back in August, Dario wrote about how basic science contributes to medical advances and today the Nobel Assembly chose to recognize the importance of such work by awarding the The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009 to Dr. Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Professor Carol W. Greider and Professor Jack W. Szostak for their discovery of … Continue reading Nobel Prize time again (and the Laskers too)

From the Nobel Prize to the clinic through animal research

The winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2008 have been announced today, and this year the prize has been split between three scientists whose epidemiological work lead to the identification of viruses responsible for two deadly diseases.  Luc Montagnier and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi were given the award for their discovery of the … Continue reading From the Nobel Prize to the clinic through animal research