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Nobel Medicine Prize for discoveries in cell transport

John Kerr posted in on October 8th, 2013.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to three researchers responsible for  unravelling the complex world of cellular transport. The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded  jointly to  James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof  for “their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major […]

IgNobel Awards

John Kerr posted in on September 21st, 2012.

The 22nd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, a celebration of the odd, weird and quirky side of science, took place this morning (NZT).     The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative – and spur […]

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Nobel Laureate: America is neglecting science

Peter Griffin posted in on October 22nd, 2008.

Dr Peter Agre, 2003 winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry and who the Science Media Centre caught up with in June, says funding and politics in the US are hurting a field critical to solving world crises. You can read the article in full here. Some excerpts: “In the last eight years, science has […]

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