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- n. Any of the international prizes awarded annually by the Nobel Foundation for outstanding achievements in the fields of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for the promotion of world peace; or the prize in economics awarded by the Swedish National Bank, in memorial of Alfred Nobel.
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- n. Prizes for the encouragement of men and women who work for the interests of humanity, established by the will of Alfred B. Nobel (1833-1896), the Swedish inventor of dynamite, who left his entire estate for this purpose. They are awarded yearly for what is regarded as the most important work during the year in physics, chemistry, medicine or physiology, idealistic literature, and service in the interest of peace. The prizes, averaging $40,000 each, were first awarded in 1901. The monetary value of the awards have increased each year, to near one million U. S. dollars by the end of the 20th century.
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- n. an annual award for outstanding contributions to chemistry or physics or physiology and medicine or literature or economics or peace
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Roger Guillemin, who eventually would receive the Nobel Prize for his work on the neuropeptides, was carrying out a series of experiments at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, when he succeeded in isolating and identifying several large peptides from pig hypothalamus and pituitary.
We could easily spend the rest of this book exploring the ramifications of all the exciting discoveries in quantum physics since Max Planck introduced this paradigm-busting concept early in the twentieth century, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Physics.
The physiologist, physician, and Nobel Prize winner Ivan Pavlov was more of a dog person.
I also strongly recommend the three Nobel Prize speeches on C. elegans from Sydney Brenner, H.
Would you rather be a stereotypically beautiful class-A moron or a Nobel Prize winner with a gimp arm?
Perhaps the single most influential writer for young people in the sixties was Algerian-born French Nobel Prize laureate Albert Camus, who died in 1960 in an automobile crash at age forty-seven, just as what should have been his best decade was beginning.
Orthomolecular medicine is a term coined by the late Linus Pauling, a two-time Nobel Prize laureate, who defined it as “the preservation of good health and the treatment of disease by varying the concentration in the human body of substances that are normally present in the body.”
Nobel Prize winning novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, a die-hard conservative, shocked many of his old friends when he came out strongly for Mr. Humala, as "the lesser evil."
And a Nobel Prize or something of that sort for somebody, perhaps Louis Norbert.
Our first clue came in 1971 at a meeting in Atlantic City when we heard a paper delivered by Julius Axelrod, who had recently won a Nobel Prize for his work on the metabolism of neurotransmitters.