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Past Recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The Nobel Prize bestows upon a scientist the highest scientific honor possible. While most scientists pursue their intellectual passion without ever expecting to achieve fame, becoming a Nobel Prize recipient is the closest thing to "rock star" status for a scientist. Yet, it is often noted that many scientists have a limited knowledge of the history of the prize even in their own discipline. Test your knowledge of the past recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine by taking this simple quiz.
(1)   The 2005 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was given to these scientists "for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease".
(2)   The 2000 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was given to these scientists "for their discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system".
(3)   The 1994 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was given to these scientists "for their discovery of G-proteins and the role of these proteins in signal transduction in cells".
(4)   The 1991 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was given to these scientists "for their discoveries concerning the function of single ion channels in cells".
(5)   The 1936 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was given to these scientists "for their discoveries relating to chemical transmission of nerve impulses".
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Posted: Friday, August 8, 2014
Last updated: Thursday, August 7, 2014