TheVoiceOfJoyce A real breakthrough in Chemistry by Three winners, who were responsible for “click through chemistry”. The ability to combine molecules elegantly like Lego building blocks. One scientist, has developed methodology to deliver drugs in coatings to specific cells. The ramifications for medicine are numerable, putting cancer cures without side effects within reach. This new technology has tremendous benefits for medicine. One of the scientists, Sharpless, has won the Nobel prize for the 2 bd time, putting him in the rarefied company of Madame Curie and Linus Pauling. Congratulations!

They have been working on methods to try to connect molecules, to connect building blocks so they click together very simply and straightforwardly, in essentially the same way as you build Lego,” he said.

“You can have the Lego pieces and you can click them together and build very advanced houses, or tools, or vehicles, even spaceships. It’s the same with this chemistry, although at the very, very, molecular level,” he added.

While Nobel honours are rare enough, the prize puts Sharpless in the even more exclusive club of double winners. It is the second time he has won the Nobel prize in chemistry, his first being in 2001 for work on “chirally catalysed oxidation reactions”. Four other scientists have won two Nobels, namely John Bardeen, Marie Curie, Linus Pauling and Fred Sanger.

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