U.S. scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young won the 2017 Nobel prize for medicine on Monday for unraveling molecular mechanisms that control our internal body clocks. Michael W. Young (C), a joint winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, walks to a press conference at The Rockefeller University in New York, U.S., October 2, 2017. These help explain how people experience jet lag when their internal circadian rhythms get out of sync, while also having wider implications for disorders ranging from insomnia to depression to heart disease. Chronobiology, or the study of biological clocks, is now a growing field of research thanks to the pioneering work of the three scientists, who explained the role of specific genes in keeping fruit flies in step with light and darkness. Today, scientists are exploring new … [Read more...] about How we tick: U.S. ‘body clock’ scientists win Nobel medicine prize
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Dr. Ulf Larsson visited Ho Chi Minh City last month as the deputy director of the Nobel Museum to take part in a program the Swedish Embassy in Hanoi organized to celebrate 45 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Sweden. Tuoi Tre News about his museum, the Nobel Prizes which will be presented today in Stockholm and Oslo, and other issues. … [Read more...] about Thirty minutes with Nobel Museum deputy director in Ho Chi Minh City
STOCKHOLM, Oct 3, 2011 (AFP) - Three scientists won the Nobel Medicine Prize Monday for work on the immune system, but in a surprising twist the jury learned that one of the winners of the award had died just days before. The new laureates were Bruce Beutler of the United States, Luxembourg-born Frenchman Jules Hoffmann, and Ralph Steinman of Canada, who it was discovered Monday had died on September 30. "This year's Nobel laureates have revolutionised our understanding of the immune system by discovering key principles for its activation," the jury said in a statement. The three were lauded for their work on the body's complex defence system in which signalling molecules unleash antibodies and killer cells to respond to invading microbes. Understanding this throws open the door to new drugs and also tackling immune disorders, such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease, in which the body mysteriously attacks itself. "Their work has opened up new avenues for the … [Read more...] about Trio wins Nobel Medicine Prize for immune system research
Government struggles to lure overseas Vietnamese talent back home; experts say it may take years Nobel laureates attend an international physics conference in the central town of Quy Nhon this week. On the sidelines of the conference, there was a debate about how to lure back overseas Vietnamese talent. There was consensus that if Vietnam is serious about doing so and reforming the science sector, the most important issue would not be money but the political willingness to create favorable conditions for the academics. Photo by Dao Ngoc Thach After the Vietnam War ended in 1975, Jean Nguyen and her family moved to the US, where she then graduated at the top of her class at West Point, America's premier military academy, ten years later. US President Ronald Reagan called her an "American hero." Nguyen's story, and the story of US-Vietnam relations, came full circle that day. West Point was a driver of the killing of millions of Vietnamese and a million more Laotians and … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s not got talent?
Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, announced Staffan Normark, Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Wednesday. "The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2011 to Daniel Shechtman from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel for the discovery of quasicrystals," Normark said in a statement. … [Read more...] about Israeli scientist wins 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry