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  • Israeli wins chemistry Nobel for quasicrystals

    Israeli scientist Dan Shechtman was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for a discovery that faced skepticism and mockery, even prompting his expulsion from his research team, before it won widespread acceptance as a fundamental breakthrough.


  • Quantum physics is the focus of Nobel buzz

    Three physicists whose research on entangled particles plays a key role in attempts to develop super-fast quantum computers could be in the running for the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday.


  • Scientist wins Nobel for medicine days after death

    A pioneering researcher was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday, three days after dying of pancreatic cancer without ever knowing he was about to be honored for his immune system work that he had used to try to prolong his own life.


  • University says Nobel Prize winner has died

    Rockefeller University in New York says Ralph Steinman, co-winner of this year's Nobel Prize in medicine, has died.


  • Dead scientist awarded Nobel in medicine

    A Canadian-born scientist was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for his discoveries about the immune system but hours later his university said that he had been dead for three days.


  • **FILE** Ralph Steinman of Rockefeller University speaks during a news conference in Albany, N.Y., on April 24, 2009. (Associated Press)

    Scientist wins Nobel for medicine days after death

    A pioneering researcher was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday, three days after dying of pancreatic cancer without ever knowing he was about to be honored for his immune system work that he had used to prolong his own life.


  • Scientist wins Nobel 3 days after cancer death

    Ralph Steinman, a pioneer in understanding how cells fight disease, tried to help his own immune system thwart his pancreatic cancer.


  • Obesity or stem cell research could win Nobel

    Two scientists who unlocked some of the mysteries linked to obesity or a professor who figured out how to make stem cells without human embryos could be candidates for the medicine award when the first of the 2011 Nobel Prizes are announced Monday.


  • Call of a lifetime: 'Congrats! You win a Nobel!'

    Scientists, writers and brokers of peace around the world will be holding their breaths for a potentially life-altering, $1.5 million phone call from Scandinavia next week.


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