The nobble prize for medicine is shared by three this year, two from US and one from Britain. US researchers William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza and Britain’s Peter Ratcliffe shared the noble prize for their discovery on how the cells sense and adaptation of cells to the oxygen availability.
This discovery will find solutions for many diseases such as anemia and cancers. Also the jury said that the discovery explained about the molecular interactions between the cells and also how it regulated and brings the changes in the genes.
Also the jury said that the ongoing researches of finding solutions to diseases by developing drugs can relate to this oxygen sensing machinery which the discovery has provided a clue. Kaelin works at Howard Hughes Medical Institute in US.
Semenza is director of the Vascular Research Program for Cell Engineering and Ratcliffe is the director of clinical research in London.
The three will share the noble prize money of nine million Swedish kronor. The prize will be received by them from King Carl XVI Gustaf on December 10. Further, the noble prize for literature will be awarded on Thursday. And followed by peace prize on Friday.