Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize for chemistry. Americans Martin Chalfie and Roger Tsien and Japanís Osamu Shimomura discovered and successfully developed a fluorescent protein found in jellyfish. Jellyfish will glow under blue and ultraviolet light because of this protein which the three scientists have become known for.
The academy compared the impact of the protein on science to the invention of the microscope, saying that for the past decade the protein has been Ďa guiding star for biochemists, biologists, medical scientists and other researchersí.
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