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Nobel-winning therapy weaponizes immune system against cancer

Oct 02, 2018 - 1:19 PM

While chemotherapy destroys cancerous cells along with normal cells – often with toxic and debilitating effects on a patient – immunotherapy unleashes the body's immune system to target tumor cells

American, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

Oct 01, 2018 - 7:10 PM

For figuring out how to help the patient's own immune system tackle the cancer more quickly, immunologists James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan win the 2018 Nobel Prize for medicine

Members of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine (L-R) Edvard Smith, Anna Wedell and Klas Kaerre sit in front of a screen displaying portraits of James P Allison (L) and Tasuku Honjo during the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, during a press conference at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 1, 2018. James P Allison of US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan won Nobel Medicine Prize for their achievements in cancer treatment. Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP

Simple blood test may reveal your body's inner clock

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Researchers have designed a blood test that can measure a person's inner body clock within 1.5 hours, an advance that may help personalize medical treatments in the future

U.S. body clock geneticists take 2017 Nobel Medicine Prize

Oct 02, 2017 - 5:54 PM

(3rd UPDATE) US trio Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young win the 2017 Nobel Medicine Prize for their work on internal biological clocks known as the circadian rhythm

WINNERS. Winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (L-R) Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young are pictured on a display during a press conference at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm on October 2, 2017. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Nobel 2017 season opens with medicine prize

Oct 02, 2017 - 11:32 AM

Like every year, speculation is rife about the possible winners, given the number of worthy laureates in the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics

In this file photo, a portrait of Swedish inventor and scholar Alfred Nobel can be seen on the speaker's desk at the Nobel Forum in Stockholm, prior to the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Medicine on October 3, 2016. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi awarded 2016 Nobel medicine prize

Oct 03, 2016 - 5:22 PM

UPDATED Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi is awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on autophagy or the process of cells recycling its own content

NOBEL WINNER. Yoshinori Ohsumi. Image courtesy Tokyo Institute of Technology

Nobel medicine prize opens 2016 awards season

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:26 PM

As always predicting the names of the winners is a game of chance especially given the number of people worthy of the honors

This picture taken on December 10, 2010 shows the front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2010, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo. Berit Roald/Scanpix/AFP

Chinese herbal expert among Nobel medicine prize winners

Oct 05, 2015 - 10:23 PM

Tu Youyou is the first Chinese woman national to win a Nobel prize in science and only the 12th woman to win the medicine prize among the 210 laureates honored since 1901

The portraits of the winners of the Nobel Medicine Prize 2015 (L-R) Irish-born William Campbell, Satoshi Omura of Japan and China's Youyou Tu are displayed on a screen during a press conference of the Nobel Committee to announce the winners of the 2015 Nobel Medicine Prize on October 5, 2015 at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND

US science is in peril, say Nobel Medicine Prize winners

Oct 08, 2013 - 8:12 AM

But after they recounted their anecdotes of shock and amazement their speeches turned to a future that may hold fewer opportunities

Cellular breakthrough earns trio Nobel for medicine

Oct 07, 2013 - 5:54 PM

UPDATED Their discoveries have unlocked insights into diseases ranging from diabetes to immune system disorders the Nobel Committee said

James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof. Images courtesy of the Nobel Prize