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US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

The duo will share the Nobel prize sum of $1.01 million

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October 1, 2018

 

This year there is no Nobel Prize in literature

Move comes after a member of the Swedish Academy, which awards the prize, has been charged with rape

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October 1, 2018

 

Ways to lose a Nobel Prize

The precious gold medals have gone missing in crazy, tragic or spectacular ways

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September 28, 2018

 

2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo turmoil

For the first time in almost 70 years there will be no Nobel Literature Prize this year, as the Swedish Academy that selects the laureate finds itself in turmoil over links to a man accused of sex crimes amid the #MeToo campaign. “We find it necessary to commit time to recovering public confidence in the…

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May 4, 2018

 

The Malala mystery: Politics or philanthropy for Nobel Prize winner in the near future

Why did she come back now? By MA Siddiqi Malala Yousufzai has star power. The international world sees her as a wronged Nobel laureate who is a symbol of resistance to extremist thinking (read: the Taliban). She clearly has a bright future in Pakistan—but what path will she take? Signals We know by now that…

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March 30, 2018

 

Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan after six years

ISLAMABAD: Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan on Thursday, officials said, in her first visit to her native country since she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for advocating education for girls in 2012. Precise details of her itinerary have been “kept secret in view of the sensitivity surrounding the visit,”…

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March 29, 2018

 

School funded by Malala Yousafzai opens in Shangla

KARACHI: A school funded by the youngest Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai has started its operations in Shangla on Friday. In a tweet, Malala congratulated the students in Shangla on their first day at KKF Model School. She said “I was proud to give my Nobel Prize moeny to help build this school for girls in…

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March 16, 2018

 

Out of 900 Nobel Laureates, only 48 are women

Since the first awards in 1901, fewer than 900 individuals have received Nobel Prizes. As the latest laureates join the hallowed host this week, National Geographic wanted to get to know them all better. (Find out more about the secrective process behind the Nobel Prizes.) Using the Nobel Foundation’s detailed datasets from 1901 to 2016,…

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October 7, 2017

 

Trump may get Nobel prize if helps resolve Kashmir dispute: Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said United States president-elect Donald Trump would deserve the Nobel prize if he succeeds in resolving the Kashmir dispute. Responding to the offer of US president-elect Donald Trump to mediate between Pakistan and India, Aziz said: “Trump would deserve the Nobel prize if…

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November 16, 2016

 

Bob Dylan yet to receive Nobel prize money

STOCKHOLM: Many writers might give their right arm to be paid almost $1 million to deliver a lecture. But Bob Dylan’s silence since he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature might mean he never sees the award money. The American singer-songwriter, a cultural icon of dissent and protest from the 1960s onward, has said…

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October 25, 2016

 

Malala Yousafzai marks 19th birthday

LONDON: Pakistani education campaigner and youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai, has turned 19 today (Tuesday). For her 19th birthday, she will be visiting with girls from around the world to remind them — and the world — that all girls have a right to an education. Yousafzai celebrated her birthday last…

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July 12, 2016

 

Factfile on Nobel anti-malaria drug artemisin

PARIS: A frontline drug in the fight against malaria, artemisinin has a history going back many centuries, for it traces its past to ancient Chinese medicine. Tu Youyou, who helped discover its therapeutic treasures in lab work at the height of China’s Cultural Revolution, was honoured on Monday with the 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine….

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October 6, 2015

 

‘Gifts’ from Chinese herbal medicine

PARIS: Derived from a herb used to treat fevers some 1,700 years ago, the anti-malaria drug artemisinin is one of many treatments plucked from the treasure chest of ancient Chinese medicine and repackaged for a modern age. The compound revolutionised cures for a killer disease for which drug resistance is a major problem, and is…

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October 6, 2015

 

Recent winners of Nobel Medicine Prize

STOCKHOLM: Here is a list of the winners of the Nobel Medicine Prize over the past 10 years, following the latest award on Monday: 2015: William Campbell (US citizen born in Ireland) and Satoshi Omura (Japan), Tu Youyou (China) for their discoveries of treatments against parasites. 2014: John O’Keefe (Britain, US), Edvard Moser and May-Britt…

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October 6, 2015

 

Chinese herbal expert among Nobel medicine prize winners

STOCKHOLM: A trio of scientists earned the 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine for unlocking revolutionary treatments for malaria and roundworm, helping to roll back two parasitic diseases that blight millions of lives. Tu Youyou of China won half of the award for her work on artemisinin, an anti-malarial drug based on ancient Chinese herbal medicine,…

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October 6, 2015

 

Malala security increased in UK over threats: report

LONDON: Nobel Peace Prize winner and education campaigner Malala Yousafzai has been given two 24-hour armed guards after she was made a key target by terrorists, Daily Mail reported. According to the report, police have reportedly increased Malala’s security to that usually given to ministers and visiting political VIPs after spy chiefs warned of a…

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August 23, 2015

 
 
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