Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2001 concerns work with chiral molecules. These chiral molecules can be used to control or speed up different chemical reactions. In this game you can learn the basic principles of chirality.
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Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! We have been taught that plastics, unlike metals, do not conduct electricity. Plastic is used as insulation around the copper wires in ordinary electrical cables. Yet, the 2000 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry: Alan Heeger, Alan G. MacDiarmid and Hideki Shirakawa, were rewarded for their revolutionary discovery that plastic can, after certain modifications, be made electrically conductive.
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! PCR is a method by which a few fragments of DNA can be duplicated into millions in a couple of hours. This makes PCR a very useful method in forensic science, as it means that very small amounts of DNA could be enough to identify a person. PCR was invented by Kary Mullis, one of two Nobel Laureates in Chemistry in 1993. If you play the game below, you will be able to learn more about PCR!
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! For thousands of years people have been using silk, wool, cotton, wood and leather. In the last century or so, we have added plastics to this list. Key to developing the plastics we now use were the discoveries made by the Nobel Prize awarded scientists Ziegler and Natta in the 1950s. There are two major groups of plastics - some melt when heated and others don't. Find out why!
Democracy means 'ruled by the people'. Democracy is a human right. Most countries in the world claim they are democratic, but are they? You can find out here by having a look at the Democracy Map!
The Diabetic Dog educational game, with two related readings, are based on the 1923 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which was awarded for discovering the hormone insulin, making it possible to treat people suffering from diabetes. In this game your dog has type 1 diabetes. This is a very serious disease. With proper treatment, however, your dog can live a happy life for many years. When we eat, the blood sugar level in our blood rises, and the hormone insulin is released into the blood stream to regulate the sugar level. A diabetic dog does not produce or properly use insulin and therefore has to get it through injections. Your mission is to take care of your dog and try to avoid letting him/her reach to high or to low levels of blood sugar - the more succesful you are the more money you will get for which you can buy food and upgrade your dog's foodbowl or doghouse!
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Among hundreds of letters, the names of Literature Laureates are hidden. Pick a period and search for the authors mentioned on the list beside the puzzle. The names may be written in all directions. When you've found a name, mark it with the mouse button down.
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! William Golding's first novel, "Lord of the Flies," 1954, rapidly became a world success and has remained so. It has reached tens of millions of readers. If you are one of them, you may challenge your memory with this game. If you haven't read the book, read it and come back! It's a very entertaining and exciting book about a group of young boys who are isolated on a desert island.
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! In this game you have to blood type each patient and give them a blood transfusion. Are you able to do that? If not, maybe you should read the introduction to blood typing before you start, otherwise you will put the patients' lives in danger!
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! In this game you are to take on the job as a Cell Division Supervisor. Are you familiar with the different phases in the cell cycle? If not, maybe you should pay extra attention to the image of the cell cycle in the introduction.
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! In the beginning of the 1950s, biologists knew that DNA carried the hereditary message. But how? The DNA molecule looks like a spiral ladder where the rungs are formed by base molecules, which occur in pairs. These sequences of base pairs represent the genetic information. In the game below, you can make copies of DNA molecules and find out which organism the genetic material belongs to!
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! You are practicing as an ECG technician in a health clinic Your job is to perform ECGs on patients referred to you by medical doctors. This game lets you explore the key elements of the electrocardiogram, and in the end there will be a task for you to complete.
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Before the 20th century, no one had heard of vitamins. It was Christiaan Eijkman who first pointed out a substance in rice skin, which was later to be known as vitamin B1. For this, and for his new ways of investigating, as well as for the methods he used to control diseases caused by vitamin deficiency, Eijkman was awarded the 1929 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! We need several thousands of different proteins in our body. It is the genetic material, the DNA, in our cells that provides the information needed to produce all these proteins. The genetic information is stored in molecules represented by three-letter words called codons. These words need to be translated to the "protein language" of 20 words, each representing an amino acid. Translate the code and challenge a friend to a five in a row game online!
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Ilya Mechnikov, one of the pioneers of immune system research, inserted a thorn into a larva and noticed strange cells gathering around the thorn. The cells were eating any foreign substances entering the ruptured skin. He called these cells phagocytes meaning "devouring cells." He later shared the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with another pioneer in the same field, Paul Ehrlich.
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! The compartments of the cell, the organelles, are so small that it was impossible to study their structure until the electron microscope became available in 1938. Albert Claude, Christian de Duve and George E. Palade were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974 for developing methods making it possible to take a closer look at the organelles and for discovering some of them.
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Magnetic resonance imaging, MRI, represents a breakthrough in medical diagnostics and research. Worldwide, more than 60 million investigations with MRI are performed each year. In 2003, this imaging technique was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Malaria is one of the world's most common diseases, caused by a parasite that is transmitted to humans by a female mosquito's bite. The discovery of this parasite in mosquitoes earned the British scientist Ronald Ross the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1902. In 1907, Alphonse Laveran received the prize for his findings that the parasite was present in human blood. Prize awarded discovery or work! Take control of a parasite, try to find your way inside a human being, and multiply as fast as possible.
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! In this game, you will find out if you can train a dog to drool on command! Ivan Pavlov's description on how animals (and humans) can be trained to respond in a certain way to a particular stimulus, has drawn a tremendous amount of interest ever since he first presented his findings. His work paved the way for a new and objective method of studying animal and human behavior.