Tagged: Nobel Prize

Note to self – eat more chocolate - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Oct 17, 2012

Apparently the pinnacle of one’s scientific career is to win a Nobel Prize.  Having not won a Nobel yet I will just need to accept by faith that it would indeed be the pinnacle of my career.  Thanks to a brilliant article in the New England Journal of Medicine this week I now have a … Continue reading » … Read More

Medicine or Physiology Nobel Prize to John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for stem cell research - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 08, 2012

This year's Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology has been awarded to John Gurdon (79) and Shinya  Yamanaka (50) for work that lead to the understanding that mature specialised cells could be ‘reprogrammed’ back towards a state that was not specialised to any one purpose, but open to become many kinds of cells. Formally … Read More

Creative science writing - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 20, 2011

This weekend the Royal Society announced the winners of the New Zealand Manhire Prize for Creative Science Writing. There are two categories, fiction and non-fiction, and this year entrants were asked to write about chemistry and our world. This is … Continue reading → … Read More

Future interactions, reinventing discovery, living homes and more - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 28, 2011

I am profoudly fortunate.  Every day, tonnes and tonnes of brilliant bits of information come flying at me over the intertubes.  I try to send as many of them back out as I can, and so today, I thought I’d put a couple into a post. Enjoy! First up: ‘Ubiquitous Computing’ My … Read More

Medicine Nobel for IVF - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 05, 2010

This week sees the announcement of the Nobel prizes. Today it was announced that Prof. Robert Edwards is the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Medicine for the development of in vitro fertilisation. Prof. Robert Edward (Source: nobelprize.org) There are over four million ‘IVF kids’, some who are now themselves parents. I imagine … Read More