Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2012

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Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2012

#1  Postby Darkchilde » Oct 10, 2012 10:38 am

And this year's Chemistry Nobel Prize goes to:

Americans Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka won the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for studies of proteins that let body cells respond to signals from the outside.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the two researchers had made groundbreaking discoveries on an important family of receptors, known as G-protein-coupled receptors. About half of all medications act on these receptors, so learning about them will help scientists to come up with better drugs.

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