This year’s Nobel Prize winners were announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in October, and there were impressive achievements in the areas of both Physics and Chemistry. The 2015 winners in the Physics category were Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald for their discovery of neutrino oscillations. There were three winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar, awarded for their remarkable work in DNA repair and replication.
Here are some articles written revolving around their recent work by the prizewinners:
- Richard, Euan, Kimihiro Okumura, and Takaaki Kajita. "Measurements of the Atmospheric Neutrino Flux at Super-Kamiokande."
- Kajita, Takaaki. "Status and prospects of neutrino oscillation experiments."
- Bernabeu, Jose, Gian Luigi Fogli, Arthur B. McDonald, and Koichiro Nishikawa. "Neutrino Physics." Advances in High Energy Physics 2013
- Dorris, Annie, Clémence Sicard, Mark C. Chen, Arthur B. McDonald, and Christopher J. Barrett. "Stabilization of neodymium oxide nanoparticles via soft adsorption of charged polymers." ACS applied materials & interfaces 3, no. 9 (2011): 3357-3365.
- Lindahl, Tomas. "My journey to DNA repair." Genomics, proteomics & bioinformatics 11, no. 1 (2013): 2-7.
- Lindahl, Tomas. "Trex1 Exonuclease Degrades ssDNA to Prevent Chronic Checkpoint Activation and Autoimmune Disease." Cell 131, no.5 (2007): 873-886.
- Qiu, Ruoyi, Miho Sakato, Elizabeth J. Sacho, Hunter Wilkins, Xingdong Zhang, Paul Modrich, Manju M. Hingorani, Dorothy A. Erie, and Keith R. Weninger. "MutL traps MutS at a DNA mismatch." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112, no. 35 (2015): 10914-10919.
- Lindsey-Boltz, Laura A., Michael G. Kemp, Joyce T. Reardon, Vanessa DeRocco, Ravi R. Iyer, Paul Modrich, and Aziz Sancar. "Coupling of human DNA excision repair and the DNA damage checkpoint in a defined in vitro system." Journal of Biological Chemistry 289, no. 8 (2014): 5074-5082.
- Sancar, Aziz. "DNA excision repair." Annual review of biochemistry 65, no. 1 (1996): 43-81.
- Sancar, Aziz, and Gwndolyn B. Sancar. "DNA repair enzymes." Annual review of biochemistry 57, no. 1 (1988): 29-67.
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