Medicine: Nobel Understanding

Science has long recognized the role of nerve fibers in carrying messages from the brain to the muscles and organs of the body. But only recently has it begun to understand the complex mechanisms by which these messages are transmitted. Last week Stockholm's Royal Caroline Institute honored the work of three scientists whose research has laid the groundwork for that understanding. It awarded the 1970 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine to Professor Ulf von Euler of Sweden, Sir Bernard Katz of Great Britain and Dr. Julius Axelrod of the U.S.

The three, who will share about $80,000 in prize money, have...

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