Wednesday, October 10, 2012

2012 Chemistry Nobel - And the Winner Is...

Congratulations to Profs. Lefkowitz and Kobilka, winners of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry! (Admittedly, it's a bit tough to wake up for the webcast, but vale la pena.)

This year, the prize reflects both men's work with G-protein coupled receptors; these receptors influence all sorts of processes in the body, from smell and vision to immunity and mood regulation. Incidentally, ChemBark had no listed odds for this win

Congratulations, gentlemen! Back to bed for now...

Update, 10/10/12 - As I noted on Twitter, "Since 2000, 6 out of 13   prizes awarded for : 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012."

I also asked whether the prize would fit better under "Chemistry" or "Physiology or Medicine." Apparently, I'm not alone here: see essays from Nat. Chem. and SciAm.

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