Posts Tagged ‘nobelprize’

Jack Belliveau, Explorer of the Brain Using M.R.I., Dies at 55

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Anticipating the upcoming #NobelPrize announcements, here’s someone who probably should have won the prize for discovering fMRI had he not
died so young Jack Belliveau, Explorer of the Brain Using MRI, Dies at 55


“Dr. Belliveau was a 30-year-old graduate student at the Martinos Center when he hatched a scheme to “see” the neural trace of brain activity. …

Dr. Belliveau tried a different approach. He had developed a technique to track blood flow, called dynamic susceptibility contrast, using an M.R.I. scanner that took split-second images, faster than was usual at the time. This would become a standard technique for assessing blood perfusion in stroke patients and others, but Dr. Belliveau thought he would try it to spy on a normal brain in the act of thinking or perceiving.

“He went out to RadioShack and bought a strobe light, like you’d see in a disco,” said Dr. Bruce Rosen, director of the Martinos Center and one of Dr. Belliveau’s advisers at the time. “He thought the strobe would help image the visual areas of the brain, where there was a lot of interest.”

Cryo-electron microscopy wins chemistry Nobel : Nature News & Comment

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Cryo-EM wins chem Nobel Key techdev work in ’80s on flash freezing + atomic res. imaging of xtal & unordered samples

Timeless (gene) – Wikipedia

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017


Nobel in physiology, medicine awarded to three Americans for discovery of ‘clock genes’ – The Washingto n Post

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Med #Nobel…For discovery of clock genes Basic model-org. research, finding PER, TIM & DBT in a neg. feedback loop

Doubletime (gene) – Wikipedia

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017


Period (gene) – Wikipedia

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Throw caution to the wind?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Throw caution to the wind? Interesting piece about#Nobelprizes. Negative on the continuation of the #chemistry one

@Chemjobber I agree. Sad to see chemistry so assaulted!