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2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young

This year, each Nobel comes with a nine million kronor ($1.1-million, 940,500-euro) prize sum, to be shared if several laureates are honoured in the same discipline. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: October 2, 2017 3:37 pm
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The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. The announcement marked the start of this year’s Nobel season. It is the 108th time the prize has been awarded.

“Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were able to peek inside our biological clock and elucidate its inner workings. Their discoveries explain how plants, animals and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized with the Earth’s revolutions,” the Nobel Foundation said.

The medicine prize will be followed by the physics prize announcement on Tuesday. The honour could also go to the discovery of exoplanets by Swiss astrophysicians Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz.

The chemistry prize committee will announce a winner in its field on Wednesday. A recurring favourite for the prize is John Goodenough, a 95-year old electrochemist whose pioneering work led to the invention of rechargeable lithium-ion battery present in cell phones, computers and electric cars, reported AFP.

The Nobel peace prize will be announced in Oslo and on Friday. While the economics prize will be announced on October 9, the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in literature will be announced on Thursday.

This year, each Nobel comes with a nine million kronor ($1.1-million, 940,500-euro) prize sum, to be shared if several laureates are honoured in the same discipline.

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  1. Sergey Fedotov
    Nov 27, 2017 at 7:22 am
    Unfortunately, the research of these fellows is not a complete truth. The real mechanism of circadian rhythms is Doppler's effect (the article "The Elements of Life" at  : pulse-academy /research-room/). The revealed molecular mechanisms play a passive role in the formation of biorhythms like a transmitters of environment oscillations.
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      Dr. Dasgupta
      Oct 2, 2017 at 7:24 pm
      Most of these prizes are fixed, though some are deserving. Many great scientists from India, like Jagdish Bose. Satyen Bose, Homi Bhabha, G.N. Ramachandran (he deserved two) were overlooked. Even giants like Fred Hoyle were overlooked. The tiny Rockefeller University (though they have few great scientists) is a factory for generating these prizes. They have the highest number of Nobel Prizes in relation to the size of people involved in research. India should develop her own excellence and ignore these prizes. We also need to have genuinely educated people in politics to lead our nation.
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        United India
        Oct 2, 2017 at 6:54 pm
        NEWS ALERT : Since Note ban and GST. it is learned that trader community specially gold traders and retail traders have lost lots of black money as they do business in CASH. TRADERS who for generations have avoided paying tax to build nation road electricity water are now HATING MODI for GST. They have formed a group union to oust Modi. They are very active in Social media and whatsapp. DO NOT TRUST THIS artificial negative atmosphere of Recession etc. violence etc. in the name of Modi . Amazon sold 15 lakh phones this past month WHERE IS RECESSION ??? Make these black marketeers pay for the nations good.
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          v.vasudeva rao
          Oct 2, 2017 at 5:07 pm
          INDIANS already know this. Refer to Vedas.ha ha
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            Pradeep
            Oct 2, 2017 at 4:43 pm
            For non stop super bluffs and rally speechs the Nobel prize will be won by an indian .start the celebrations.
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