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    2018 Nobel Prizes

    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 was awarded jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation."

    https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/me.../2018/summary/

    Allison holds a PhD from the University of Texas and is currently working at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
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    The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 was awarded “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with one half to Arthur Ashkin “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems”, the other half jointly to Gťrard Mourou and Donna Strickland “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses” ."

    https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/2018/summary/
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    Donna Strickland is only the third woman to win the Physics prize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    Donna Strickland is only the third woman to win the Physics prize.
    This has been discussed on the BBC today with journalists saying several times “are men more mechanically minded than women?” to various experts who seemed accept that physics was mechanics, but then what do we expect of journalists?
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    Quote Originally Posted by profloater View Post
    This has been discussed on the BBC today with journalists saying several times “are men more mechanically minded than women?” to various experts who seemed accept that physics was mechanics, but then what do we expect of journalists?
    Actually, I expect a lot more of journalists, especially in this day and age, and especially those covering the sciences.
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    "Scientists Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for research using directed evolution to produce enzymes and antibodies for new chemicals and pharmaceuticals, the award-giving body said on Wednesday." (But their website has not yet been updated to show this.)

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-n...-idUSKCN1MD10S

    Arnold is only the fifth woman to win a chemistry Nobel.
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