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2008-10-09 06:00:18

By Kenneth Chang One Japanese and two American scientists have received the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for taking the ability of some jellyfish to glow green and transforming it into a ubiquitous tool of molecular biology to watch the dance of living cells and the proteins within them. The new laureates are Osamu Shimomura, a Japanese-born emeritus professor at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and Boston University Medical School; Martin Chalfie, a...

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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...


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