The Nobel prize committee has awarded three U.S. scientists its top prize in physiology or medicine for revealing more about our body clock or circadian rhythm.
Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Ross Fash and Michael W. Young won the prize October 2nd.
Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Ross Fash 和 Michael W. Young 于10月2号获得诺贝尔奖。
The body clock drives the need to sleep at night and desire to stay awake during the day.
It also plays a big role in our behavior and physical health affecting everything from ourmood to our metabolism.
The scientists’ findings explain how molecular mechanisms control the circadian rhythm in all animals .
The trio used fruit flies to isolate a section of DNA that dictates the daily rhythm of life.
The committee described their research as having “ vast implications for our health and well-being.”
The three will split the nine million Swedish kronor or about 1.1 million U.S. dollars in prize money.