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Americans Win Chemistry Nobel

Breaking Bad may have the most popular fictional chemists in the nation right now, but these real scientists aren’t too shabby. American doctors Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work decoding the human body’s signaling system between cells. While it was known that adrenaline is involved in the fight-or-flight process (but doesn’t enter cells), the esteemed scientists found receptors on the surface of the cells that detect the presence of adrenaline. As Jesse Pinkman would say, “Yeah [expletive]!”

October 10, 2012 9:29 AM