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Two Americans Share Nobel Prize In Chemistry

NPR | Oct. 10, 2012 3:57 p.m.

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Nell Greenfieldboyce

Two Americans have won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Koblika were awarded the prize for their work on protein receptors that tell cells what’s going on around the human body. Their research has allowed drug makers to develop medication with fewer side effects. The pair with share the $1.2 million award.

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