Nobel Prize 2015: Chemistry

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 was awarded jointly to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair”.

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Did you know? Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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Facts and figures in Nobel Prize in Chemistry:

104 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry have been awarded between 1901 and 2012.

63 Chemistry Prizes have been given to one Laureate only.

4 women have been awarded the Chemistry Prize so far.

1 person, Frederick Sanger, has been awarded the Chemistry Prize twice, in 1958 and in 1980.

35 years was the age of the youngest Chemistry Laureate ever, Frédéric Joliot, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1935.

85 years was the age of the oldest Chemistry Laureate, John B. Fenn, when he was awarded the Chemistry Prize in 2002.

57 is the average age of the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry the year they were awarded the prize.

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Scientific Reports #Chemistry: August 2012

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A synthetic small molecule for rapid induction of multiple pluripotency genes in mouse embryonic fibroblasts 

 
 

Ganesh N. Pandian, Yusuke Nakano, Shinsuke Sato et al.

 
 

Cellular reprogramming involves profound alterations in genome-wide gene expression that is precisely controlled by a hypothetical epigenetic code. Small molecules have been shown …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Beam-assisted large elongation of in situ formed Li2O nanowires 

 
 

He Zheng, Yang Liu, Scott X. Mao et al.

 
 

As an important component of the solid electrolyte interface in lithium ion batteries and an effective blanket breeding material in fusion reactor, the mechanical property of Li2O …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuning Charge and Spin Excitations in Zigzag Edge Nanographene Ribbons 

 
 

Sudipta Dutta, Katsunori Wakabayashi

 
 

Graphene and its quasi-one-dimensional counterpart, graphene nanoribbons, present an ideal platform for tweaking their unique electronic, magnetic and mechanical properties by …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Separation and liquid chromatography using a single carbon nanotube 

 
 

Riju Singhal, Vadym N. Mochalin, Maria R. Lukatskaya et al.

 
 

Use of a single template-grown carbon nanotube as a separation column to separate attoliter volumes of binary mixtures of fluorescent dyes has been demonstrated. The cylindrical …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Nucleoprotein filament formation is the structural basis for bacterial protein H-NS gene silencing 

 
 

Ci Ji Lim, Sin Yi Lee, Linda J. Kenney et al.

 
 

H-NS is an abundant nucleoid-associated protein in bacteria that globally silences genes, including horizontally-acquired genes related to pathogenesis. Although it has been shown …

 
 
 
 
 
 

Single-Molecule Electrical Random Resequencing of DNA and RNA 

 
 

Takahito Ohshiro, Kazuki Matsubara, Makusu Tsutsui et al.

 
 

Two paradigm shifts in DNA sequencing technologies—from bulk to single molecules and from optical to electrical detection—are expected to realize label-free, low-cost DNA …