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October 10, 2012
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Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, right, of Duke University, arrives at his office at Duke to congratulations on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, the day Lefkowitz heard he had won the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka of Stanford University School of Medicine won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for studies of protein receptors that let body cells sense and respond to outside signals like danger or the flavor of food. Such studies are key for developing better drugs.

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Dr. Robert Lefkowitz of Duke University hugs his adminstrative assistant of 35 years, Donna Addison, in Lefkowitz’ office at Duke on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, the day Lefkowitz heard he had won the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka of Stanford University School of Medicine won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for studies of protein receptors that let body cells sense and respond to outside signals like danger or the flavor of food. Such studies are key for developing better drugs.

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Duke University’s Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, left, celebrates with colleague Mariano Garcia-Blanco at a party held for him in his offices on the Duke campus in Durham, N.C. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, after it was announced that Lefkowitz was the co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka won the prize for studies of protein receptors that let body cells sense and respond to outside signals like danger or the flavor of food. Such studies are key for developing better drugs.

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Dr. Robert Lefkowitz of Duke University photographed in his lab on campus in Durham, N.C. in 1996. Lefkowitz along with American Brian Kobilka have won the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry it was announced early Wednesday morning Oct. 10, 2012. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited the two researchers Wednesday “for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors.”