Articles (Nobel Prize)

Rare Bacteria Makes PCR Technology Possible
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

Since the new coronavirus pandemic hit the world last year, the PCR test has become familiar to almost everybody. What is PCR technology, how did it start, and what are the challenges it faced at the beginning?


The 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine
(Health and the Human Body)

Three scientists addressed the adaptation of cells to the level of oxygen from a distinctive aspect, until they shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine.


2018 Nobel Prize: Immunity and Cancer Cure
(Health and the Human Body)

In 2018, Professor James P. Allison and Professor Tasuku Honjo were jointly granted the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their developing a non-conventional cure for cancer.

Marie Curie; Up Close and Personal
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Marie Skłodowska, known today as Madame Curie, was born in Warsaw, Poland, on 7 November 1867. 

Chemistry and the Environment
(Chemistry: Our Life, Our Future)

Chemistry helps scientists discover alternatives to substances harmful to the environment and health; thus, “green chemistry” has been developed.

Lise Meitner and the Nobel Prize Controversy
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

The splitting of atoms—nuclear fission—was a discovery that changed our world. Few, however, know that a woman physicist participated in the discovery of the real power of nuclear energy.

Ig Nobel Prize: Laugh, and then Think!
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

What if I told you that there is a parody set of Nobel Prizes awarded annually for trivial scientific achievements.

Barbara McClintock: A Groundbreaking Genetics Genius
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Barbara McClintock revolutionized the field of plant genetics, receiving the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1983 for discovering “mobile genetic elements”. The science of genetics, to which McClintock made groundbreaking contributions, both experimental and conceptual, has come to dominate all of the biological sciences; from molecular biology, through cell and developmental biology, to medicine and agriculture.


Gertrude Elion at the Forefront of AIDS Treatment
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Gertrude Elion was an American biochemist and pharmacologist well-known for discovering many medications, including medications for HIV/AIDS, herpes, immunity disorders, and leukemia. Elion developed a multitude of new drugs, using innovative research methods that later led to the development of the first drug used in the treatment of HIV/AIDS: Zidovudine (AZT). She and her colleague, George H. Hitchings, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1988.


Stem Cells: The Future of Medicine
(Health and the Human Body)

We often hear about the amazing potential of “stem cells”, and how they will revolutionize the human diseases treatment; allowing us to grow new organs, regenerate our bodies, and perhaps even remain youthful forever!

Inventions that changed the Course of History: Dynamite
(Human Civilization)

Almost everyone knows the story behind the Nobel Prize. We know how Alfred Nobel’s invention of dynamite made him feel obliged to create an icon of peace that neutralizes the unintentional evil uses of his invention.

Nobel Prize 2012: Seeing the Light
(Technology and Inventions)

Can We “See” Light? Before you answer this question with a yes, take a minute to ponder what “seeing the light” really means. 


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