Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Welcome to the Wikiversity learning project for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Participants in this learning project explore the science and practical applications for each year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
The Wikipedia articles about topics related to each Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine tens to be very technical descriptions of the underlying science. The goal of this learning project is to complement the Wikipedia articles in two ways. The first goal is to provide a user-friendly introduction to the topic. This means creating learning resources for people who would normally be unable to understand a technical Wikipedia article on the topic. These user-friendly introductions might particularly focus on the practical medical implications behind Nobel Prize-winning scientific research. The second goal is to provide learning resources that allow interested university students to explore the science behind each awarded Nobel Prize in more detail than is possible with the related Wikipedia article.
- 2006 Awarded to Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello for their discovery of RNA interference.
Learn about RNA interference.