Friday, 14 December, 2018

Cambridge scientist Sir Greg Winter wins Nobel prize for chemistry

Delores Daniels | 03 October, 2018, 18:28

Born in Norwalk, Conn., in 1941, Smith received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and is the curators' distinguished professor emeritus of biological sciences at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

The medicine prize was awarded Monday to American and Japanese researchers.

In the 1990s, Arnold was the first to demonstrate how to use directed evolution to produce new enzymes.

FILE PHOTO: Frances Arnold, Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry, California Institute of Technology, participates in the Investing in the Future: Accelerating the Clean-Tech Revolution panel at the 2008 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California April 30, 2008.

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No one knew what she meant. "The one exception is when she wore that jacket". " She's really doing a great job as first lady". Trump said during brief remarks to several dozen guests attending the event near United Nations headquarters.

On Monday, James P. Allison and Tsuku Honjo were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology/ Medicine for discovering that human body's immune system can be used to attack cancer cells.

Winter was chosen for his work involving the use of phage display in the production of new pharmaceuticals, such as powerful antibodies that can fight autoimmune diseases and even cancer.

Sharing in the other half of this year's prize is Smith, who developed a method known as phage display, where a bacteriophage - a virus that infects bacteria - can be used to evolve new proteins.

"Very few research breakthroughs are novel". The first one based on this method, adalimumab, was approved in 2002 and is used for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel diseases. Virtually all of them build on what went on before. She then selected the cases where a particular mutation proved useful - for example, allowing the enzyme to work in a solvent it would otherwise not work in. "Mine was an idea in a line of research that built very naturally on the lines of research that went before".

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"It's a standard joke that someone with a Swedish accent calls and says 'You won!' But there was so much static on the line, I knew it wasn't any of my friends", he said. In a speech several years ago she said the notion of improving on the natural course of evolution was an idea that needed to come from an outsider.

The methods developed by the laureates have been put to work to create new enzymes and antibodies used in promoting a greener chemicals industry, mitigating disease and saving lives.

Tuesday: Nobel Prize in physics is awarded to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics.

One of Britain's most successful scientist entrepreneurs will share this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry.

Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 Awarded For Revolutionary Work in Lasers
These optical tweezers could then be used to control and direct individual cells , viruses , proteins , and even atoms . The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to a trio of researchers for their work in developing powerful lasers.

The prizes for achievements in science, literature and peace were created and funded in the will of Swedish dynamite inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel and have been awarded since 1901.

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