Quiz: What Do You Know About the Nobel Prize in Medicine Laureates?

Veronique Duqueroy

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October 09, 2014

Of 207 laureates awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 11 have been women. The first was Gerty Theresa Cori (née Radnitz), in 1947; she was awarded the prize jointly with her husband for explaining the catalytic conversion process of glycogen. It took 30 years before another woman was awarded a prize in that field: Rosalyn Yalow, for the development of radioimmunoassays of peptide hormones. No woman was awarded the Medicine prize since 2009. May-Britt Moser, co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine, is then the eleventh.

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