Tag: Nobel Prize

December 2, 2016

ACS Honors the Discovery of Ivermectin

By Keith Lindblom

This month the American Chemical Society designated the discovery of ivermectin as a National Historic Chemical Landmark in a ceremony at Merck & Co., Inc., in Rahway, New Jersey. Why is the discovery of ivermectin such an important achievement in the history of chemistry? The story starts when a scientist discovers a lowly bacterium near […]

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October 3, 2016

Autophagy Researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi Wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

By Jesse Stanchak

In recognition of his research into autophagy, the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi. The Tokyo Institute of Technology biologist won the prize for his research into the mechanisms cells use to break down and reuse their own components. The autophagy process is an essential part of maintaining cell health, as […]

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August 3, 2016

Remembering Ahmed Zewail (1946-2016)

By Jesse Stanchak

Ahmed Zewail, winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize and the 2011 Priestley Medal, is dead at the age of 70. The former associate editor of The Journal of Physical Chemistry and former Linus Pauling Professor of chemistry and professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology leaves behind a legacy of groundbreaking science and […]

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