Nobel Prizes and Notable Discoveries

Nobel Prizes and Notable Discoveries
Author : Erling Norrby
Publisher : World Scientific
Total Pages : 580
Release : 2016-09-06
ISBN 10 : 9789813144668
ISBN 13 : 9813144661
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nobel Prizes and Notable Discoveries Book Description:

This is the third book in a series presenting Nobel Prizes in the life sciences using the remarkably rich archives of nominations and reviews which are kept secret for 50 years after the awards have been made. The two previous books are Nobel Prizes and Life Sciences (2010) and Nobel Prizes and Nature's Surprises (2013). The present book discusses the prizes in physiology or medicine 1963–65. The 1963 prize recognized milestone discoveries in the field of neurosciences, the way electrical impulses are generated and spread in nerves. The impressive developments of insights into tantalizing brain functions, like consciousness and memory, is discussed in the perspective of prizes both before and after the 1963 prize. The prize in 1964 marked the advanced biochemical venture that led to a full understanding of the synthesis of cholesterol, a central molecule for providing flexibility of the membranes of the trillions of cell in our body. The importance of this molecule for the appearance of cardiovascular diseases and the possibilities to prevent them is presented in the light of other prizes earlier and later in this field. The 1965 prize recognized three impressive French intellectuals, Lwoff, Monod and Jacob. Their contributions allowed the full maturation of the initial phase of the emerging field of molecular biology. The comprehension of the information flow from DNA via RNA to proteins was the source of a revolution of life sciences and of medicine.


RELATED BOOKS:
Nobel Prizes and Notable Discoveries
Language: en
Pages: 580
Authors: Erling Norrby
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-06 - Publisher: World Scientific

This is the third book in a series presenting Nobel Prizes in the life sciences using the remarkably rich archives of nominations and reviews which are kept secret for 50 years after the awards have been made. The two previous books are Nobel Prizes and Life Sciences (2010) and Nobel
Nobel Prize Women in Science
Language: en
Pages: 451
Authors: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Citadel Press

Profiles the lives of fifteen women who have won the Nobel Prize in Science, including Marie Curie, Gertrude Elion, Rosalind Franklin, and Lise Meitner. Original. 20,000 first printing.
The Nobel Prize Winning Discoveries in Infectious Diseases
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: David Rifkind, Geraldine Freeman
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-05-20 - Publisher: Elsevier

This book presents the 24 discoveries in infectious diseases that have merited Nobel Prize recognition since the inception of the awards in 1901. Grouped according to biological groups rather than chronology, each discovery includes a biographical sketch of the laureate(s), a description of the research, and a summary of the
The Road to Stockholm
Language: en
Pages: 388
Authors: István Hargittai
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-08-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Nobel Prize is by far the highest recognition a scientist may receive and the only one that the general public is familiar with. Its prestige has reached improbable heights. At the same time a lot of myth surrounds the Nobel Prize. This book introduces the process of selection of
100 Years of Nobel Prizes
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Baruch A. Shalev
Categories: Nobel Prizes
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

100 Years Of Nobel Prizes Provides A Detailed Statistical Analysis Of What Is Required To Win A Nobel, Why It Sometimes Takes A Long Time To Collect The Award, And What The Prizes Have Meant To Human Progress.After The Nobel Prizes Are Announced Each October, Do You Ever Wonder:" How