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Who Has Won the Nobel Prize? We've Crunched the Numbers.

National Geographic

The 2018 Nobel Prize in medicine has been awarded to researchers James Allison and Tasuku Honjo, whose work led to drugs that turn the body's immune system against cancer. The pair join one of humankind's most exclusive clubs. Since the first awards in 1901, fewer than 900 individuals have received Nobel Prizes. As the latest laureates join the hallowed host this week, National Geographic wanted to get to know them all better. Using the Nobel Foundation's detailed datasets from 1901 to 2016, we break down the winners of the world's best-known awards.


Nearly 900 People Have Won Nobel Prizes. Only 48 Were Women.

National Geographic News

Since the first awards in 1901, fewer than 900 individuals have received Nobel Prizes. As the latest laureates join the hallowed host this week, National Geographic wanted to get to know them all better. Using the Nobel Foundation's detailed datasets from 1901 to 2016, we break down the winners of the world's best-known awards. The United States leads the world in Nobels--thanks to immigrants. Home to hundreds of individual Nobel laureates, the United States has amassed the largest number of total prizes in any country.


American and Japanese immunologists are awarded Nobel Medicine Prize

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Two immunologists, James Allison from the University of Texas Austin and Tasuku Honjo from Kyoto University, have won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research that has revolutionised the treatment of cancer. The pair were honoured'for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation,' the Nobel Assembly said. Immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy targets proteins made by some immune system cells, as well as some cancer cells. The proteins can stop the body's natural defences from killing cancer cells. The therapy is designed to remove this protein'brake' and allow the immune system to more quickly get to work fighting the cancer.


Bleat this: Man who lived as a GOAT for 3 days and a scientist who put trousers on rats win spoof Nobel awards

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A British man who lived as a goat for three days is among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes for scientific research. Thomas Thwaites designed prosthetic limbs that allowed him to walk on all fours and graze with goats on a farm in the Alps. Other winners included a Swede who wrote a trilogy about collecting bugs and Egyptian doctor who put pants on rats to study their sex lives. The awards parody the Nobel Prizes, which are given out for the most unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research. A British man who lived as a goat for three days is among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes for scientific research.


Brit Richard Henderson among Nobel Chemistry Prize trio

Daily Mail - Science & tech

The 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded to Professors Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and British scientist Dr Richard Henderson. The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences said the trio's method, called cryo-electron microscopy, allows researchers to'freeze biomolecules' mid-movement and visualise previously unseen processes. The technology both simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules and has been credited with moving biochemistry into a new era. Scottish chemist Dr Henderson is a researcher at Cambridge University, Professor Dubochet works at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, while Professor Frank studies at New York's Columbia University. The trio's prize was awarded for developing cryo-electron microscopy.