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How The 2016 Nobel Prize In Medicine Relates To Michael J. Fox (And You)

Monday's Nobel Prize announcement put the spotlight on a cleanup process in cells that could have a hand in diseases such as Parkinson's. Here's why that's important.
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Nobel Prize announcement week kicks off today with the announcement of the winner(s) of the "Physiology or Medicine" award. More importantly, the Swedish Academy announces today whether or not they'll be naming the winner of the Nob...

Nobel Prize winner: Here’s what science can learn from musicians

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When Thomas Südhof won the 2013 Nobel Prize for medicine/physiology, he gave credit to his music teacher for the important advances he had made in discovering ‘ vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells.’ He spoke again...

Reprogramming brain cells important first step for new Parkinson's therapy

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

PHILADELPHIA - In efforts to find new treatments for Parkinson's Disease (PD), researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have directly reprogrammed astrocytes, the most plentiful cell type in...

This Year the Medicine Nobel Prize Went to a Pair of Parasite Poisons

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The 2015 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine just went to three scientists who found parasite-killing chemicals that are now important tools for fighting human diseases. But the chemicals in question weren’t created in a lab: one...

Americans, German-American win medicine Nobel

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two Americans and a German-American won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering how key substances are transported within cells, a process involved in such important activities as brain cell communicat...


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