Robert Lefkowitz, Brian Kobilka win Nobel Prize in Chemistry
New Delhi: US scientists Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on cell receptors, yielding vital insights into how the body works at the molecular level.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited the two researchers on Wednesday “for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors.”
The Nobel week started on Monday with the medicine prize going to stem cell pioneers John Gurdon of Britain and Japan’s Shinya Yamanaka. Frenchman Serge Haroche and American David Wineland won the physics prize on Tuesday for work on quantum particles.
The Nobel Prizes were established in the 1895 will of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite. Each award is worth about $1.2 million.
With Agency inputs
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