Search results for Barbara McClintock

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Biographical

I was born in 1925, in New York City, the second of three children of Meyer and Ida Blumberg. My grandparents came to the United States from Europe at the end of the 19th century. They were members of an immigrant group who had enormous confidence in the possibilities of their adopted country. I received…

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by Jan Lindsten and Nils Ringertz Introduction “…The whole of my remaining realizable estate shall be dealt with in the following way: The capital shall be invested by my executors in safe securities and shall constitute a fund, the interest on which shall be annually distributed in the form of prizes to those who, during…

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Press release

NOBELFÖRSAMLINGEN KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET THE NOBEL ASSEMBLY AT THE KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE has today decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 1983 to Barbara McClintock for her discovery of “mobile genetic elements”. Summary Barbara McClintock discovered mobile genetic elements in plants more than 30 years ago. The discovery was made at a time…

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Award ceremony speech

  Presentation Speech by Professor Nils Ringertz of the Translation from the Swedish text Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine for 1983 recognizes a great discovery about the organization of genes on chromosomes and how these genes, by changing places, can alter their function. This discovery,…

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Biographical

I recall a sunny September morning in Virginia. I remember the sound of the school bus taking away the older kids, including my two siblings Jean and Frank. My mother, no doubt, was busy with my baby brother Roger. I was playing in the creek as I often did, turning over stones, looking for small…

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Presentation

Swedish Presentationstal av Professor Rune Toftgård, ledamot av , 10 December 2009 Professor Rune Toftgård presenterar Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin 2009 i Stockholms Konserthus. Eders Majestäter, Eders Kungliga Högheter, mina Damer och Herrar, Varje människa med alla olika celltyper och vävnader utvecklas från en första befruktad äggcell genom upprepade celldelningar. Den kompletta…

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Press release

Swedish Pressmeddelande 2009-10-05 har idag beslutat att Nobelpriset i Fysiologi eller Medicin år 2009 gemensamt tilldelas Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider och Jack W. Szostak för upptäckten av hur kromosomerna skyddas av telomerer och enzymet telomeras Årets Nobelpris går till tre forskare som har löst en av biologins stora gåtor: hur kromosomerna som innehåller…

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Press release

English Press release 2009-10-05 has today decided to award The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009 jointly to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak for the discovery of “how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase” This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to three…

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Speed read

Every cell in our bodies contains our entire genome, the blueprint for life, wrapped up within its chromosomes. Each time one of our cells divides to form two new cells, its chromosomes need to be perfectly replicated so that each new cell receives an exact copy of the blueprint. As early as the 1930s, long…

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Award ceremony speech

English Presentation Speech by Professor Rune Toftgård, Member of the , 10 December 2009 Professor Rune Toftgård delivering the Presentation Speech for the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, Every human being, with all the different cell types and…

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