Three scientists share Nobel Prize in chemistry for cell discoveries

10/12/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Three scientists behind discoveries about the workings of cells at the atomic level that are already being used to develop more effective antibiotics were awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry last week. The prize's $1.4 million in winnings will be shared by Thomas A. Steitz of Yale University; Venkatraman Ramakrishnan of the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England; and Ada E. Yonath of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.

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