Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Circadian Rhythm Researchers — Physician’s First Watch
Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Circadian Rhythm Researchers
By the Editors
Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young have won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on the molecular mechanism behind the circadian rhythm.
Beginning in the 1980s, the three isolated key genes and tracked fluctuating levels of proteins involved in the circadian clock. These discoveries developed a new branch of biological research.