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The 2021 Nobel Prizes in Science

The 2021 Nobel Prizes for science have been awarded in the fields of Medicine, Chemistry and Physics. The prizes, founded in accordance with the will of Sir Alfred Nobel in 1895, are some of the most prestigious prizes available in the aforementioned fields.   The Nobel prize for Medicine this year has been awarded to two…


Why does Tu Youyou inspire me?

Tu Youyou will not only be remembered by history as the first Chinese woman to have been awarded the Nobel prize, but also for her discovery of artemisinin, a malaria-fighting drug that has prevented the death of millions. Her success was not an easy feat, but it has inspired many scientists and put the significance…


Nobel Prizes for Science 2020

Physiology and Medicine Drs Harvey Alter, Micheal Houghton and Charles Rice, jointly received the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine for discoveries leading to the identification of Hepatitis C. Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver, mainly caused by a viral infection which has two main types. The first can be transmitted through contaminated food…

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UEA Alumnus Wins Nobel Prize

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to UEA Alumnus, Michael Houghton, who shares the prize with Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice for their discovery of the Hepatitis C virus. The announcement was made earlier today by Professor Thomas Perlmann, Secretary-General for the Nobel Assembly and the Nobel Committee…


New £50 note to feature British scientist

The Bank of England has announced that the face of the new £50 note will be a British scientist; the general public will be able to cast their votes on current nominees over the next six weeks. The Bank has said that the scientist could be from a wide range of fields. The current £50…


Nobel Peace Prize awarded to pair fighting sexual violence

The 2018 Nobel Peace prize has been awarded to two laureates who have been fighting against war crimes involving sexual violence and abuse. Nadia Murad and Denis Mukege have been fighting against the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. Commenting on the award, Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, said…


UEA’s bi-annual Literary Festival returns this autumn

This autumn will bring the return of the Arthur Miller Institute Literary Festival which celebrates literature, media and culture, with special attendances from esteemed playwrights, novelists and biographers.   This year there will be features biographer and memoirist Claire Tomalin, novelist Jonathan Coe – who has written several novels that have been adapted for film…

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