The Nobel prize in medicine was given for research on biological clock

Нобелевскую премию по медицине дали за исследование биологических часов

Scientists have conducted research independently from each other.

The Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for 2017 will get scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael young for the study of the molecular mechanisms controlling the daily mode, according to RIA Novosti.

Laureates have discovered molecular mechanisms that underlie circadian rhythms – daily fluctuations in the various parameters of the body, characteristic of almost all living beings.

It is noted that the researchers conducted the study independently of each fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. They discovered the gene and protein period, the concentration of which varies with a periodicity of 24 hours and determines the work of the “biological clock” of the animal.

The award ceremony will be held traditionally on 10 December on the day of Alfred Nobel’s death.

We will remind, the Board of Directors of Nobel decided to increase the size of the Nobel prize.

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