William G Kaelin, Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg L Semenza share award for work on how cells adapt to oxygen availabilityNobel prize in medicine awarded to hypoxia researchers 11.24am BST Today’s win was perhaps not such a huge surprise – in 2016 the trio won the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. The Lasker awards are known as “America’s Nobels” and it is not the first time winners have gone on to scoop the Nobel prize itself. 11.20am BST The impact of the discovery celebrated by this year’s award is wide-ranging, with the body’s response to changing oxygen levels implicated in everything from exercise to foetal development. It’s also involved in a number of diseases – patients with chronic renal failure produce less EPO, and as a result often suffer from severe anaemia. Continue reading…
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Author : Nicola Davis
Publish date : 2019-10-07 10:24:44
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