James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo Win 2018 Nobel Prize In Physiology or Medicine

James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo jointly won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday.

The Nobel Assembly of the Karolinska Institute — 50 professors at the Stockholm facility — chose the winners of the prize for “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.” 

Last year’s prize went to three Americans for work in identifying genes and proteins that work in the body’s biological clock, which affects functions such as sleep patterns, blood pressure and eating habits.

The physics prize is to be announced Tuesday, followed by chemistry. The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be named Friday. No literature prize is being given this year.

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