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Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, Michael Rosbash, Michael W. Young, Jeffrey C. Hall

- 7:32 AM
The Nobel Prize in 2017 for medicine has been awarded to three American scientists.

Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young were rewarded for their discovery of a "circardian rhythm."

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"Using fruit flies as an example of organisms, the Nobel laureates isolated a gene that controls the normal biological rhythm every day," said the Nobel committee. "They show that this gene makes the protein codes that accumulate in the cell at night, and then decreases during the day."

The circadian rhythm adapts the psychology of people to different stages throughout the day, and affects sleep, behavior, hormone levels, body temperature and metabolism.

The prize for medicine is the first Nobel prize awarded annually.

Prizes for physics, chemistry, literature and peace will also be announced from Tuesday to Friday in a row, and prizes for the economy Monday, October 9. The winners will get a cash prize of $ 1.1 million.


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