Tagged: 2012

The most influential scientists of 2012? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Mar 21, 2013

Who produced the most significant science in 2012 worldwide? Any top-10 list would be hotly contested – and the one below will be no different. It was put together as one of those pleasant-looking infographics designed to lure you to one of those dubious advertising websites – in this case “Best College Reviews”. So don’t bother clicking at the link … Read More

2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 11, 2012

This year the Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to Robert Lefkowitz of Duke University in North Carolina and Brian Kobilka of Standford University, California for their discovery of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCR’s). This awards follows decades of work by Lefkowitz and Kobilka and their colleagues. In 1968, Lefkowitz used hormones tagged with radioactive iodine to track them to … Read More

TOSP Episode 14: December 12th 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Dec 14, 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] This week’s a little special. In addition to aimee and Elf discussing how our brains process syntax and vocabulary (differently, it turns out!), the biggest black holes yet discovered and a 17 year old who’s made huge strides in the fight against cancer, Elf also [...] … Read More