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Decoding The Science Behind The 2019 Nobel Prize For Medicine


Three researchers have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for discovering the complex processes behind how human cells respond to oxygen. William Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza’s pioneering work is now paving the way for innovative new drugs to defeat cancer and other diseases.

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Oxygen makes up approximately one fifth of Earth’s atmosphere. It can be harmful if concentrations in the body are too high and, we can all agree, deadly when too low, so tight control of how much oxygen our cells receive is critical. Otto Warburg, the recipient of the ...


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