Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Lectures in Physiology or Medicine 1996-2000

Edited by Hans Jornvall (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm)

Below is a list of the Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine for the period 1996-2000 with a description of the work awarded with the Nobel Prize:

(1996) P C Doherty and R M Zinkernagel – for their discoveries concerning the specificity of the cell mediated immune defence;

(1997) S B Prusiner – for his discovery of Prions – a new biological principle of infection;

(1998) R F Furchgott, L J Ignarro and F Murad – for their discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signalling molecule in the cardiovascular system;

(1999) G Blobel – for the discovery that proteins have intrinsic signals that govern their transport and localization in the cell;

(2000) A Carlsson, P Greengard and E R Kandel – for their discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system.

452 pp
Pub. date: April 2003
ISBN 981-238-005-1 (hardcover)
ISBN 981-238-006-X (paperback)

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