Health Watch -- Nobel prizes
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When you listen to "Healthwatch," you're getting health information from one of the most honored medical centers in the world. U-T Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, which provides "Healthwatch" as a public service, has more Nobel Prize winners active on its faculty than any other medical school.
Drs. Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their discovery of the mechanism for cholesterol metabolism. In 1988 Dr. Johann Deisenhofer (dize-en-hoffer) won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work on using x-ray crystallography to describe protein structure. In 1994 Dr. Alfred Gilman received the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his research on proteins involved in cell communication.
This year, a U-T Southwestern graduate was honored with a Nobel Prize. Dr. Linda Buck, who received her doctorate from U-T Southwestern in 1980, shared the Nobel in physiology or medicine for her research on the sense of smell.
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