Women and the Nobel Prize

Women and the Nobel Prize

Between 1901-2011, the Nobel prize has been awarded to 826 individuals: 43 of these were women (none so far in 2012). Gerti Cori was one of the first of these pioneering women. In 1947, she and her husband Carl Cori (pictured) received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for unravelling the Cori Cycle

Your muscles store energy as glycogen, released by oxidation. When you sprint, oxygen is in short supply, and a byproduct of incomplete oxidation, lactic acid, builds up and causes your muscles to spasm. Later, lactic acid is mopped up by the liver and converted back to glycogen by the Cori Cycle.

Via: BPoD (http://goo.gl/ccTkI) for #scienceeveryday  and #stemwomen  .

Stats: http://goo.gl/CBIpi and http://goo.gl/8IXBQ

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17 Responses to Women and the Nobel Prize

  1. Jaz Emminger says:


    Ah…no wonder she won it. A chemists lab is very similar to a kitchen.

  2. Rajini Rao says:


    LOL, Jaz Emminger , I cook as a creative outlet when I get back from lab, so I have to agree 😉

  3. Martha E Fay says:


    That explains why I’m not a “bench scientist”, as we call you guys in epidemiology.  (But I will admit, my first reaction was – wow! she’s gorgeous!)

  4. Kawthar A says:


    LOL i have never thought of that before, and besides that the new profile pix of Deeksha Tare at the lab, looks like it was taken at the kitchen 😀


    Great share Rajini Rao 🙂


  5. You’ve made a tipical mistake. The 826 individuals are not Nobel prizes’ winners, but those PLUS winners of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, which is not a Nobel prize, but a prize given in honour of Alfred Nobel, that shamelessly uses his name to give prestige to Economics.

  6. Jaz Emminger says:


    I bet you’re the life of every party…

  7. Rajini Rao says:


    Although my sometimes burnt offerings (increasingly due to distraction with G+!) evoke rude speculation on my bench skills, from my unappreciative family 😉

  8. Rajini Rao says:


    Víktor Bautista i Roca , yes, that’s why I included the link so people could evaluate the source 😉 I also excluded the organizations that received the prize.


    One could look at only those prizes in Physiology or Medicine. By that count, according to BPoD, it is 102 prizes: 199 to men and 10 to women. I have not checked those numbers.

  9. Rajini Rao says:


    Haha, my husband’s quick excuse, when I demand why he has not commented on the supposedly delicious nature of my culinary concoction, is “because I’m too busy eating”. It sounds too smooth by half 🙂


  10. When my cooking doesn’t please my son, daughter, or son-in-law to be, I tell them O.K., you cook! My son sometimes cooks and he is good at it. My daughter is still learning, (pass the Maalox).

  11. Rajini Rao says:


    Excellent strategy, Ronald Woodhouse , I approve. That’s the way to keep rabble rousers in check.


    On the flip side, lavish praise on your family’s cooking efforts..that way they keep doing it and there is a distinct possibility that they will improve one day 😀

  12. mahek abbas says:


    woww..cori cycle……..


  13. My vote goes to you and not just because of your smile 😉

  14. Rajini Rao says:


    Awww, that is awesome, thank you Jimmy Shepard . I am smiling 🙂

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