410, 2017
  • 2017 Nobel Prize Chemistry

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry – Revealing the structures of biomolecules with cryo-electron microscopy

By |October 4th, 2017|

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The last of this year’s Nobel Prizes, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was awarded today. This year’s prize went to the development of cryo-electron microscopy, a technique that allows the structures of biomolecules to be revealed where other techniques fail. It also gives scientists insights into how proteins move and interact with other molecules, as well as potentially improving our understanding of how drugs act on protein targets.

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310, 2017
  • 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics: Detecting gravitational waves from black hole collisions

By |October 3rd, 2017|

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This year’s second Nobel Prize in the sciences was awarded today. The prize for physics was awarded to researchers who contributed to the observation of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time that were originally created by colliding black holes over a billion years ago. 

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210, 2017
  • 2017 Nobel Prize Physiology-Medicine

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine: The molecular mechanisms behind circadian rhythms

By |October 2nd, 2017|

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The first of this year’s Nobel Prizes in Science was announced today! This year’s prize in physiology or medicine was awarded to Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W Young for their research into the molecular mechanisms behind circadian rhythms. 

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510, 2016
  • The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Molecular Machines

By |October 5th, 2016|

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Today the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa for their work on the design and production of molecular machines with controllable movements. This graphic summarise the work that the prize was awarded for; for more detail, you can also head to the Nobel Prize committee’s own explanation.

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3009, 2016
  • The Nobel Prize Medals

The Nobel Prize Medals (and How to Make Them Disappear)

By |September 30th, 2016|

Next week, the winners of this year’s batch of Nobel Prizes will be announced. Every winner receives a Nobel Prize medal, featuring a portrait of the founder of the prizes, Albert Nobel. This graphic takes a look at the composition of these medals – and how chemistry was once used to make them disappear!

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