Monday, October 6, 2014

Live! Nobel Prize for Medicine –

Live! Nobel Prize for Medicine –

Aha! Now we know why Edvard Moser sat on the plane to Munich! He is planning a three-week research stay at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried near Munich. At 14:00 clock there will be a press conference. Well then


Only at the fifth September received May-Britt and Edvard Moser in the prestigious Hamburg Körber Prize for European Science. Our colleague Gudrun Heise has both met and wrote this article.

Click here to go to our message to the Nobel Prize.

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May-Britt and Edvard Moser is actually the fifth couple shares a Nobel Prize.

 Pierre and Marie Curie

The most famous Nobel Prize-couple: Marie and Pierre Curie

Particularly impressive is the history of the family Curie: In 1903, the couple Pierre and Marie the Nobel Prize in Physics The daughter Irène Joliot-Curie made it after them, and received in 1935 – together with her husband Frédéric Joliot – the Nobel Prize in chemistry

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May-Britt and Edvard Moser are quite common in Germany. until two weeks before she gave a presentation at the Max -Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt.


The three researchers discovered cells in the brain, forming something like a navigation system. This “brain-GPS” allows spatial orientation. Their experiments and investigations made May-Britt and Edvard Moser with rats and mice.

Already in 1971 discovered John O’Keefe certain nerve cells that were activated when a rat at a particular location within a room was. Once the animal sitting at a different location, other cell types are activated. This concluded the brain researchers that these “place cells” form a kind of map of the space in the brain.

2005 discovered May-Britt and Edvard Moser called grid cells that help the rats here, zufinden way through a room. ‘ / p>

Ah yes, the age of the winners:

May-Britt Moser (incidentally, only the 11th woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Medicine): 51 years

Edvard Moser: 52 years

John O’Keefe: 74 years

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Here is a video that the research work of Moser explains:

A one half goes to John O’Keefe from London, the other to the Norwegian scientist-May-Britt Moser couple and Edvard Moser. All three are neuroscientists.

Congratulations !!!

Here they come!

So now it would have to go actually …

DC we go. So against – or earlier – at 11:30 clock is Göran Hansson from the Nobel Prize Committee appear before the microphones and the names of the prize winners

We are excited here.! A real favorites we have not in the newsroom.

But you can indeed orient to the other major awards, including the Albert Lasker Award, the something like the American Nobel Prize and always a very good indication for who could be on the shortlist.

This year these include two German. And although the researchers Franz-Ulrich Hartl protein that has received together with the Americans Artur Horvich three years ago the Albert Lasker Award. The other is the biochemist Peter Walter – he was awarded this year, lives and conducts research now but – well -. At the University of California in San Francisco

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