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2008-10-09 12:00:19

By KARL RITTER STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Two scientists who have won acclaim for research into the growth of cancer cells could be candidates for the Nobel Prize in medicine when the 2008 winners are presented Monday, kicking off six days of Nobel announcements. Australian-born U.S. citizen Elizabeth Blackburn and American Carol Greider have already won a series of medical honors for their enzyme research and experts say they could be among the front- runners for a Nobel. Only seven...

2008-10-09 06:00:18

NEW YORK, NY and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - October 09, 2008) - The Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced today in Stockholm, Sweden at 13:00 CET at the earliest. Broadcast- and streaming-quality video of the Nobel Prize announcement will be available at www.thenewsmarket.com/Nobel2008 Media seeking additional video related to the 2008 Nobel Prize announcements can find it on The NewsMarket (www.thenewsmarket.com/ Nobel2008). Available video includes: --__The announcement...

2008-10-08 18:00:10

Tokyo, Oct. 8 (Jiji Press)--Osamu Shimomura, professor emeritus at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, has won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, becoming this year's fourth Japanese Nobel Prize recipient, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Wednesday. The award, worth 10 million Swedish kronor, or 140 million yen, is shared equally by Shimomura, 80, and two U.S. researchers-- Martin Chalfie, junior professor of Biological Sciences at...

2008-10-08 09:00:15

EU official congratulate winners of Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine BRUSSELS, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- European Union (EU) commissioner for science and research, Janez Potocnik, on Tuesday congratulated the three laureates of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, all of whom are EU citizens. "I am particularly happy and proud, that so far this year, three European researchers have been awarded the Nobel Prize," said Potocnik in a statement. The laureates are German...

2008-10-06 09:00:13

Swedish Academy to announce winner of Nobel Prize in Literature on Oct. 9 STOCKHOLM, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Swedish Academy will announce the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature on Oct. 9, the Academy said on Friday. It is the last Nobel Prize for the academy to set the date for this year's announcement. As a tradition, the medicine Nobel Prize will be the first to be unveiled on Oct. 6 by the Karolinska Institute, according to the schedule of the Nobel Foundation. The Royal...

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2008-10-03 14:50:00

Some of the winners of this years alternative "Ig Nobel" prizes include a researcher who figured out that Coke explodes sperm and a psychology professor who discovered that people will happily eat stale chips if they crunch loudly enough. The Ig Nobels are considered the funny alternative to next week's deadly serious Nobel prizes for medicine, chemistry, physics, economics, literature and peace. Although these recognitions are considered a goof, the prizes are, indeed, based on real...

2008-10-03 09:00:09

By Deseret News editorial Alfred Nobel -- father of the Nobel Prize in literature -- invented dynamite. And this past week, the top member of the jury in that competition lit a few fuses and set off some charges. Horace Engdahl said American writers are "too sensitive to trends in their own mass culture" and that drags down the quality of their writing. He added that the "ignorance" of American writers is "restraining." Needless to say, American writers and academics responded with...

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2008-10-02 13:10:00

A survey released by Thomson Reuters Corp on Wednesday has named the most likely scientists to receive this year's prestigious Nobel Prize. Secrecy shrouds the Nobel committee's deliberations over the yearly prizes and the winners themselves usually do not even know until shortly before the announcement. David Pendlebury of Research Services at Thomson Reuters said the amount of citations which projects use can be an important factor. "You get a very strong signal of what the scientific...

2008-10-01 21:00:06

By Malin Rising; Hillel Italie STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Bad news for American writers hoping for a Nobel Prize next week: the top member of the award jury believes the United States is too insular and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing. Counters the head of the U.S. National Book Foundation: "Put him in touch with me, and I'll send him a reading list." As the Swedish Academy enters final deliberations for this year's award, permanent secretary Horace Engdahl said...

2008-10-01 15:00:10

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters today announced the 2008 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates -- researchers likely to be in contention for Nobel honors -- in anticipation of this year's Nobel Prize winners to be announced in October. Each year, data from ISI Web of KnowledgeSM, a Thomson Reuters research solution, is used to quantitatively determine the most influential researchers in the Nobel categories of Physiology or Medicine,...


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