And this year's Nobel Prize Winners in Physiology or Medicin
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...Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.

We have always known that living organisms have an internal, biological clock that helps them adapt to the regular rhythm of the day. Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were able to peek inside this biological clock and elucidate its inner workings.

Using fruit flies as a model organism, this year's Nobel laureates isolated the 'period' gene that controls the normal daily biological rhythm. They showed that this gene encodes a protein (PER protein) that accumulates in the cell during the night, and is then degraded during the day. Subsequently, they identified additional protein components of this machinery, exposing the mechanism governing the self-sustaining clockwork inside the cell. We now recognize that biological clocks function by the same principles in cells of other multicellular organisms, including humans.

About the Nobel Laureates-

Jeffrey C. Hall (born in 1945 in New York, USA) received his doctoral degree in 1971 at the University of Washington in Seattle and was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena from 1971 to 1973. He joined the faculty at Brandeis University in Waltham in 1974. In 2002, he became associated with University of Maine.

Michael Rosbash (born in 1944 in Kansas City, USA) received his doctoral degree in 1970 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. During the following three years, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Since 1974, he has been on faculty at Brandeis University in Waltham, USA.

Michael W. Young (born in 1949 in Miami, USA) received his doctoral degree at the University of Texas in Austin in 1975. Between 1975 and 1977, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University in Palo Alto. From 1978, he has been on faculty at the Rockefeller University in New York.

Source: https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2017/press.html
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