Nobel Prize

Michael Levitt (Stanford University)

Stanford Researcher Shares Nobel Prize For Chemistry

Three U.S.-based scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing powerful computer models that others can use to understand complex chemical interactions and create new drugs.

10/09/2013

Randy Schekman, of the University of California at Berkeley's department of molecular and cell biology was one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize for Medicine. (CBS)

Berkeley, Stanford Researchers Win Nobel Prize For Medicine

Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discoveries on how hormones, enzymes and other key substances are transported within cells.

10/07/2013

Energy Secretary Steven Chu testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee about the government support for the failed solar panel company Solyndra on Capitol Hill November 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Ex-Berkeley Lab Director Resigns As Energy Secretary, Defends Loans

Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Nobel Prize-winning former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, announced his resignation Friday, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

02/01/2013

The Nobel Prizes are handed out every year on Dec. 10, the anniversary of award founder Alfred Nobel's death in 1896.  (AP)

Stanford, UCLA Professors Awarded Nobel Prize For Economics

Two American scholars were awarded the Nobel economics prize on Monday for studies on the match-making that takes place when doctors are coupled up with hospitals, students with schools and human organs with transplant recipients.

10/15/2012

Robert Lefkowitz_Brian Kobilka

Stanford Professor Shares Nobel Chemistry Prize For Research On Human Cells

Two American researchers, one a professor at Stanford University, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for studies of protein receptors that let body cells sense and respond to outside signals like danger or the flavor of food.

10/10/2012

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD (UCSF)

UCSF Scientist Shares Nobel Prize For Medicine For Stem Cell Research

Two scientists from different generations won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for the groundbreaking discovery that cells in the body can be reprogrammed to become completely different kinds, potentially opening the door to growing customized tissues for treatments.

10/08/2012

(CBS)

HealthWatch: Bay Area Scientists Work To Reset Biological Clock

Scientists in Menlo Park have developed a new test to measure what may be the best biomarker of overall health status — raising hopes that our biological clocks can be slowed, or even reset.

04/06/2012

Saul Perlmutter

Lawrence Berkeley Lab Scientist Wins Nobel Prize In Physics

Saul Perlmutter, head of the Supernova Cosmology Project at the University of California, Berkeley was awakened early Tuesday to learn he was one of three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in physics.

10/04/2011

The Nobel Prizes are handed out every year on Dec. 10, the anniversary of award founder Alfred Nobel's death in 1896.  (AP)

Nobel Laureate Collapses At NASA Ames Research Center, Dies

Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg, who shared the 1976 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his discovery of the hepatitis B virus, has died. He was 85.

CBS San Francisco–04/06/2011

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