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Nobel Prize in chemistry

Oct 9, 2013 — The three scientists sharing the 2013 Nobel Prize for chemistry developed computerized tools for studying complex molecules, such as enzymes and the photosynthesis machinery. These techniques allow engineers to design drugs and new chemical reactions more quickly and cheaply.
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Oct 9, 2013 — Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel pioneered powerful technology that is now used to develop drugs and perform other vital tasks in the laboratory.
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Oct 10, 2012 — Because about half of all drugs act on the receptors that let humans sense their environment, the scientists' work has been incredibly important for the development of pharmaceuticals.
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Oct 5, 2011 — Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman's work "forced scientists to reconsider their conception of the very nature of matter," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says. His discovery was a rare "eureka moment."
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