£825,000 prize shared between American scientists Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young for work on the internal clock of living organismsLive reaction to medicine Nobel prize announcement
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Humans know little on humans, but more than on other animals and plants, relative to that left to discover. Therefore, the most studied organism are still humans, their breathing, emoting, eating, sleeping, thinking, working, surviving, evolving. Of course humans are the object of such analyzation, only the allure of discovering the rest of Earth and the universe’s secrets equals the intrigue of them. The Nobel Prize here has gone to scientists who’ve found out more on humans.
The circadian rhythm controls the way animals and plants use lightness and darkness, explained better in the article, “Every living organism on this planet responds to the sun. All plant and animal behaviour is determined by the light-dark cycle. We on this planet are slaves to the sun. The circadian clock is embedded in our mechanisms of working, our metabolism, it’s embedded everywhere, it’s a real core feature for understanding life.”
In this 2017 the scientists who found the workings of this rhythm won the Nobel Prize for Medicine because “Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were recognised for their discoveries explaining ‘how plants, animals and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronised with the Earth’s revolutions.’”
Winning prizes is another avenue through which to commercialize your science: prizes come with money and recognition; your credibility rockets; people are then willing to invest in your ideas, easing the commercialization of your science.