Wednesday, October 10, 2012

2012 Nobel Prize for Chemistry

  The Nobel Committee announced today that Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka are the recipients of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Chemistry "for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors." These receptors are located in the cell membrane and enable the cell to detect chemical messengers and respond to them. They are part of the mechanism which allows the cells of the body to communicate with each other.
  Supplemental (Oct 11): The video of the announcement is now available at thenobelprize on YouTube.

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