Three scientists share 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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Three scientists share 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the Nobel Committee announced on Monday in Stockholm.
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Photos of the three awarded scientists are seen at a press conference in Stockholm, Sweden, Oct. 2, 2017. Three scientists share 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the Nobel Committee announced on Monday in Stockholm. The Nobel assembly at the Karolinska Institute has decided to award the 2017 physiology or medicine prize jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. 

Three scientists share 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the Nobel Committee announced on Monday in Stockholm.

The Nobel assembly at the Karolinska Institute has decided to award the 2017 physiology or medicine prize jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.

Juleen Zierath, member of the committee, told Xinhua that in light of this year's scientific discoveries, for people living in the Nordic environment and exposed to long daylights and darkness, people need to raise awareness of the importance to keep good sleep in due time, even the sun is still shining.

This year's prize is 9 million SEK. (US$1.1 million).


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