October 11, 2012

Biochemistry: Signs of the times

I am fully back in gear (after another grueling exam) and ready to post. Yesterday, the twitter world was abuzz about the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry going to two American scientists Dr. Robert J. Lefkowitz, a professor at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and Dr. Brian K. Kobilka, a professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine in California.

The two scientists discovered the inner workings of G-protein-coupled- receptors (GPCR), that reside on the surfaces of cells and react to a host of hormones and neurotransmitters.

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