We'll all find out who takes this year's Nobel Prizes the morning they do (sometime next week), but there are some early predictions. Thomson Scientific predicts this year's linkurl:Prize for Physiology or Medicine;http://scientific.thomson.com/nobel/med/ will go to linkurl:Fred H. Gage;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/12172/ (adult neurogenesis); Joan Massague (action of growth factor beta); and R. John Ellis, F. Ulrich Hartl, and linkurl:Arthur Horwich;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/14060/ for their work with molecular chaperones in protein folding. In chemistry, the publisher is putting its stakes on Barry M. Trost, Dieter Seebach, and Samuel J. Danishefsky, all linkurl:organic;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/10308/ chemists. There's even a linkurl:poll going;http://scientific.thomson.com/cgi-bin/poll/poll.cgi?survey_name=survey among Thomson readers: As of this morning, Massague is in a dead heat with Ellis, Hartl, and Horwich, with each group earning over 40% of the votes. Danishefsky, with 69% of the vote, is a clear readers' choice for chemistry. Of course, Thomson Scientific is not the only place making early predictions. The site ZiiTrend, which describes...
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