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Nobel Prizes

How many women have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry?

Nobel Prize week is now done and dusted for another year. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to scientists who used directed evolution to produce new enzymes and antibodies, including Frances H Arnold. How many other women have won the prize since it started in 1901? This graphic takes a look at all of […]

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The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine: Unleashing our immune systems against cancer

Today saw the first of the 2018 Nobel Prizes awarded. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapy by stimulating the immune system to attack tumour cells. This graphic takes a look at the prize-winning research.

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Chemistry History

Today in chemistry history: Sir Norman Haworth, vitamin C, and Haworth projections

Today (19th March) marks the birthday of Sir Norman Haworth – who also died on the 19th March. Haworth won a Nobel Prize in 1937 for his work on carbohydrates and vitamin C. He also developed a way of drawing 3D sugar structures, known as Haworth projections.

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Chemistry History Medicinal Chemistry

Today in Chemistry History: Gertrude B Elion and drug discovery firsts

Today, 23 January, marks the birthday of Gertrude B Elion, a chemist who jointly won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her work on drug treatments and the discovery of several drugs used to treat a variety of diseases. This graphic takes a look at some of the key medicines she discovered.

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Nobel Prizes

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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Inorganic Chemistry Materials Chemistry Nobel Prizes

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!