Nobel Prize Awarded To American Scientists Studying Mysteries Of Circadian Rhythms
Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young win the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work examining the biological clock of living organisms. “Since the seminal discoveries by the three laureates, circadian biology has developed into a vast and highly dynamic research field, with implications for our health and wellbeing,” the Nobel citation reads.
Three U.S. Scientists Win Nobel Prize For Uncovering Inner Workings Of The Biological Clock
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded on Monday morning to Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young for their discoveries of circadian rhythms. The scientists “were able to peek inside our biological clock and elucidate its inner workings,” said Thomas Perlmann, Secretary of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, who announced the prize in Stockholm. “Their discoveries explain how plants, animals, and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized with the Earth’s revolutions.” (Begley, 10/2)
The Washington Post:
Nobel Prize In Medicine Or Physiology Awarded To Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash And Michael W. Young
Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work on molecular mechanisms that control circadian systems. Hall was born in New York, Rosbash in Oklahoma City, and they both worked at Brandeis. Michael Young was born in Miami and worked at Rockefeller University. In announcing the winner in Stockholm on Monday, the prize committee said they elucidated how a live form's "inner clock" can fluctuate to optimize our behavior and physiology. (Cha, 10/2)