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2008-10-09 00:00:03

World in brief STOCKHOLM A clever trick borrowed from jellyfish has earned two Americans and a Japanese scientist the Nobel Prize for chemistry. The $1.4m prize recognises Osamu Shimomura, now of Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, Martin Chalfie of Columbia University in New York, and Roger Tsien, of the University of California, San Diego, for their discoveries with green fluorescent protein (GFP) - the genetic mechanism responsible for luminosity in jellyfish....

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2008-10-08 13:05:00

Two Americans and one Japanese researcher were awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for the discovery and development of a brightly glowing protein first seen in jellyfish, which has helped scientists understand how cancer cells spread. American researchers Martin Chalfie of Columbia University in New York and Roger Tsien of the University of California, San Diego and Japanese-born Osamu Shimomura now of the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts received...

2008-10-08 09:00:07

Three U.S. chemists share the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their discovery of the green fluorescent protein, the Nobel Foundation said Wednesday. Osamu Shimomura of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., and Boston University Medical School; Martin Chalfie of Columbia University and Roger Tsien, of University of California-San Diego were recognized for their work in discovering the green fluorescent protein, or GFP, in the 1960s and developments that led to its use as a...


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