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

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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The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Molecular Machines

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 […]

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

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!