While ivermectin was originally used to treat river blindness, it has also been repurposed to treat other human parasitic infections.
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Ivermectin has been a lifesaving drug for people with parasitic infections like river blindness and strongyloidiasis. But taking it for COVID-19 may result in the opposite effect.
When the reporter becomes the story.
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The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to two courageous journalists who have faced repression and death by doing their work.
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Muratov’s Nobel will be a boon to Russian investigative journalism.
Press freedom fighter: Maria Ressa.
How Maria Ressa grew a Facebook page into the Philippines’ most credible independent news services in the face of government intimidation.
Frances Arnold received the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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Science fields are improving at being more inclusive. But explicit and implicit barriers still hold women back from advancing in the same numbers as men to the upper reaches of STEM academia.
Gurnah won the prize for his “uncompromising and compassionate” look at the “effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugees”.
Abdulrazak Gurnah during the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017.
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The power in Gurnah’s writing lies in his ability to complicate the Manichean divisions of enemies and friends.
Many catalysts currently used to make many drugs are expensive and can produce toxic byproducts.
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Dave MacMillon and Ben List both developed simple catalysts that make precise chemical reactions much faster and more efficient.
Nobel prizewinning research has revealed the various molecules that help us sense temperature, touch, pain, and even the positioning of our body parts.
The Earth’s weather and climate interactions form one of the most complex systems imaginable.
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Modern climate and weather models can predict what the weather will be next week and what the climate may be in 100 years. They would not exist without Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi.
Giorgio Parisi’s work has helped us tease predictable patterns from complexity.
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The work of Italian physicist Giorgio Parisi has helped predict the unpredictable, from changes in the climate to the movements of flocks of starlings.
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian are this year’s winners.
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These discoveries could help us treat a variety of conditions in the future – including chronic pain.
Crystal jellyfish contain glowing proteins that scientists repurpose for an endless array of studies.
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Three pioneering technologies have forever altered how researchers do their work and promise to revolutionize medicine, from correcting genetic disorders to treating degenerative brain diseases.
Margaret Atwood gives a talk at a Walrus magazine event in Toronto on June 14, 2016.
Canada has produced Nobel Prize winners in the arts and sciences. With several recent awards, Canadian talent still has the potential for future achievements.
Research shows how failing to engage the public can lead scientists’ work to be inaccurately reported and interpreted.
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Their big contribution was that auctions aren’t just auctions. How an auction is designed matters enormously for what it does.
Robert Wilson and Paul Milgrom, winners of The 2020 Nobel Prize in economics.
For their work on auctions and ‘the winner’s curse’, Stanford neigbhours Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson have won the 2020 Nobel Prize for economics.
America’s top economists like to tell stories.
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Realizing that economics is a lot like fiction helps us better evaluate the claims economists make about the world we all live in.
Molina speaking about climate change at the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Mexico, Nov. 2018.
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Molina, who died on Oct. 8, ‘thought climate change was the biggest problem in the world long before most people did.’ His research on man-made depletion of the ozone layer won the 1995 Nobel Prize.
Villagers collect World Food Programme aid dropped from a plane Feb. 6 in South Sudan.
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Over 820 million people around the world go to bed hungry at night, and that tide is rising. For working to reverse it, the U.N. World Food Program has received the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.