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Pa. Nobel winner Baruch Blumberg dies in Calif.

Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg, who shared the 1976 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his discovery of the hepatitis B virus, has died at age 85. Full story

In-vitro pioneer wins Nobel Prize in medicine

   British biologist Robert Edwards has been named as winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine for the development of in-vitro fertilization therapy. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

Nobel-winning scientist Nirenberg dies at 82

Marshall Nirenberg, a scientist whose groundbreaking work untangling fundamental genetic processes earned him a Nobel Prize, has died. He was 82. Full story

Nobel winners call for gender balance in science

The two female winners of this year's Nobel Prize in medicine on Sunday urged scientific institutions to change their career structures to help more women reach top positions. Full story

Making a Difference: Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn

   Sept. 29, 2006: Elizabeth Blackburn, a scientist from Tasmania, Australia, found a protein that determines the life span of cells, so crucial to the study of aging, stress, cancer and many other diseases. Her discovery led to her winning the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine. NBC's Robert Bazell reports.

3 Americans share 2009 Nobel medicine prize

Americans Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostak were named winners of the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for research that has implications for cancer and aging research. Full story

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epa01887054 A file picture dated 13 March 2009 shows Australian biologist Elisabeth H. Blackburn and US biologist Carol Greider , two of three Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009 Laureates. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009 is awarded 'for the discovery of how chromosomes are p