Three American Get Nobel Prize 2017 in Physiology

Published on October 03, 2017
Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Three American Get Nobel Prize 2017 in  Physiology
  • They received the awards for their discoveries about the body's daily rhythms, opening up whole new fields of research and raising awareness about the importance of getting proper sleep
  • Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young won the 9-million-kronor prize for isolating a gene that controls the body’s normal daily biological rhythm. 
  • Circadian rhythms adapt the workings of the body to different phases of the day, influencing sleep, behaviour, hormone levels, body temperature and metabolism.
  • Michael Hastings is a scientist at the U.K. Medical Research Council
  • Mr Rosbash is on the faculty at Brandeis University
  • Mr Young is at Rockefeller University and Mr Hall has been associated with the University of Maine.

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