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Luca Nicola30 Dec 20205 min read

Tu Youyou, the Nobel Prize for her work on malaria

Tu Youyou won the Nobel Prize in Medicine, together with William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura, for her important work on the cure for malaria.
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Luca Nicola23 Dec 20205 min read

May, the neuroscientist who reconstructed the map of our brain

May Britt-Moser won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2014 together with her husband Edvard I. Moser and John O'Keefe, thanks to her studies on neuroscience, ...
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Luca Nicola16 Dec 20205 min read

Carol, the youngest woman to win the Noble Prize in Medicine

Carol W. Greider won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine, along with Elizabeth Blackburn and Jack Szostak, for her research on cellular ageing
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Luca Nicola09 Dec 20205 min read

Elizabeth, the explorer of cellular ageing

Elizabeth Blackburn won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine, along with Carol Greider and Jack Szostak, for her research on cellular ageing and in particular on ...
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Luca Nicola02 Dec 20204 min read

Françoise, the virologist who discovered the HIV virus

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine, together with Luc Montagnier, for the discovery of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the cause ...
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Luca Nicola25 Nov 20204 min read

Linda, the scientist who unveiled the secrets of smell

Linda B. Buck won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2004, together with Richard Axel, for her work on olfactory receptors and for isolating the genes that, when ...
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Luca Nicola18 Nov 20204 min read

Christiane, the genius of biochemistry

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1995, together with Eric Wieschaus and Edward Lewis, for her discoveries on the genetic ...
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Luca Nicola11 Nov 20204 min read

Gertrude, the scientist who revolutionized pharmacology

Gertrude B. Elion won the Nobel Prize for Medicine for her research on acyclovir, an antiviral drug. Over her career she registered 45 pharmaceutical patents ...
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Luca Nicola04 Nov 20204 min read

Rita, the pioneer of neurobiology

Rita Levi-Montalcini was the first woman to be admitted to the Accademia Pontificia (Pontifical Academy of Sciences) and the only Italian to receive the Nobel ...
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Luca Nicola28 Oct 20204 min read

Barbara, the founder of cellular genetics

Barbara was awarded the Prize in 1983 for her discovery of transposons, the genetic elements capable of changing position within the genome (the genetic ...
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Luca Nicola21 Oct 20205 min read

Rosalyn, the mother of endocrinology

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow was the sixth woman in the world to win the Nobel Prize in Science and the second woman to win the Nobel Prize in Medicine
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Luca Nicola14 Oct 20204 min read

Gerty, the first female winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine

Gerty Radnitz Cori was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1947. The prize, shared with her husband Carl Cori and...
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Luca Nicola01 Jul 20201 min read

#contagiousstories: a digital community to fight fake news on coronavirus

False information on the coronavirus and the spreading of fake news can have very serious consequences on people’s lives.
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Luca Nicola24 Jun 20201 min read

#contagiousstories: what’s the best protection against coronavirus? Awareness and solidarity

At just 25 years of age, Inés has very clear ideas and is actively committed to making her ideals become reality.
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Luca Nicola17 Jun 20202 min read

#contagiousstories: Maxime scores his greatest goal

The coronavirus emergency, as we know, has radically changed all of our lives. Almost always by necessity, but sometimes by choice.
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Luca Nicola10 Jun 20201 min read

#contagiousstories: fighting Covid-19 with music and graffiti, it happens in Senegal

The commitment of these Senegalese artists to the fight against Covid-19 has found a very fitting means of expression in music. But it isn’t the only one.
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Luca Nicola02 Jun 20201 min read

#contagiousstories: Haïti’s Scouts launch a hand-washing campaign

In Haiti, the Scouts are used to facing difficulties and natural disasters. And they demonstrated this strength once again, by taking on an insidious and ...
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Luca Nicola26 May 20201 min read

#contagiousstories: Christian makes hand sanitizer in Cameroon

26-year old Christian Achaleke, who works in an organization for economic development, asked one of his colleagues in logistics to buy hand sanitizer. However, ...
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