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Katalin Kariko, Drew Weissman win Nobel in medicine for COVID-19 vaccine work

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Katalin Kariko, Drew Weissman win Nobel in medicine for COVID-19 vaccine work

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Published October 02,2023


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Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman have been awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for his or her discoveries that gave the world a vaccine to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Nobel Assembly in Sweden honored Kariko and Weissman “for their discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19,” Thomas Perlmann, secretary of the physique, introduced.

Hungarian-American biochemist Kariko was born in 1955 and focuses on RNA-mediated mechanisms. Her analysis has been the event of in vitro-transcribed mRNA for protein therapies.

American physician-scientist Weissman, who was born in 1959, is greatest recognized for his contributions to RNA biology. His work helped allow the event of mRNA vaccines.

It was the primary Nobel Prize awarded this 12 months, with extra bulletins to be revamped the week.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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