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News: Karolinska Institute and the 2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine

On Oct 8 2007, the Nobel Assembly of Karolinska Institutet announced that the winners of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine are Mario R. Capecchi, Sir Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies, for their

“… series of ground-breaking discoveries concerning embryonic stem cells and DNA recombination in mammals. Their discoveries led to the creation of an immensely powerful technology referred to as gene targeting in mice. It is now being applied to virtually all areas of biomedicine – from basic research to the development of new therapies”.

Read more about these three scientists and their work, here. For the complete listing of all Nobel Prizes awarded in Medicine or Physiology – beginning with the year 1900 – go to the website here.

To read about all 2007 Nobel Prize Awards, click here. Also on the Nobelprize.org website:

  • Background articles written about individual scientists, their work or their lives can be read here.
  • Marie Curie was the first woman awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics, in 1903. To read about other female scientists who became Nobel Laureates click here.
  • View a collection of video interviews with individual prizewinners speaking about their work here.
  • Read answers to the question: “What did you read when you were young?” here.

Fascinating reading!


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