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All about James P Allison, Noble Prize winner in medicine

All about James P Allison, Nobel Prize winner in medicine

James P Allison jointly won the Nobel Prize in medicine with Tasaku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapy by “inhibition of negative immune regulation. The scientists’ groundbreaking work on the immune system has paved the way for a new class of cancer drugs that are already dramatically changing outcomes[Read More…]

Hawking treated Artificial Intelligence as threat to humanity

New Delhi: Nobel Prize-winning physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, who died on Wednesday, always warned against Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its growing dominance over humanity. “Earth is becoming too small and humanity is bound to self-destruct, with AI replacing us as the dominant being on the planet,” he told wired.com in[Read More…]

Bob Dylan finally agrees to accept Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan will finally receive his Nobel Literature Prize for literature in Sweden this weekend, the academy has announced. At the time of Award ceremony, the Swedish Academy said that the singer-songwriter informed them “he wishes he could receive the prize personally, but other commitments make it unfortunately impossible.” The[Read More…]

Nobel citation robbed from Kailash Satyarthi’s home

The south Delhi apartment of Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi was robbed. According to reports, thieves broke into Satyarthi’s apartment in south Delhi’s Alaknanda. Many things, including Nobel Prize citation, were stolen from the house, DCP South East Delhi confirmed. Kalkaji Police registered a case and a forensic team[Read More…]

Bob Dylan breaks silence over Nobel Prize, accepts prize

Bob Dylan, the American singer-songwriter who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature has finally told the Swedish Academy that he will accept the prize. Despite the repeated attempts by award-givers, media-shy Dylan did not make any comment on the 8 million crown ($900,000) prize and told the British Daily,[Read More…]

Blowin in the Wind: An ode to Bob Dylan

I first heard the song Blowin in the Wind several years back in JNU. I was a new entrant and was straight away swept away by it, such was its all-pervasive power even half a century after its penning. I remember guys meticulously learning to strum the chords of Blowin[Read More…]

10 Greatest Bob Dylan songs of all times

Bob Dylan was named the surprise winner of the Nobel prize for literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. The American singer-songwriter has has released great albums every decade since he started in the ‘60s and some of them have been poetic marvels. Every[Read More…]

Rock legend Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize

American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. The Swedish Academy said Dylan ‘created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition’. Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941 and began his musical career in 1959, playing in coffee houses in[Read More…]

Nobel prize: Oliver Hart, Bengt Holmstrom share prize in economics

British-born Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their contributions to contract theory, shedding light on how contracts help people deal with conflicting interests. Their findings on contract theory have implications for corporate governance, bankruptcy legislation and political constitutions, among other[Read More…]

Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel prize in medicine for work on autophagy

The Nobel prize in medicine has been awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries on how the body’s cells detoxify and repair themselves. The Japanese cell biologist will receive the prestigious 8m Swedish kronor (£718,000) award for “mechanisms for autophagy”. Autophagy is essentially the body’s internal recycling program – scrap[Read More…]

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