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    Doctor Earl Sutherland of Nashville, Tennessee, was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine on Thursday (14 October), for his work on hormones which opened up new paths in research into diabetes and caner.

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    Doctor Earl Sutherland of Nashville, Tennessee, was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine on Thursday (14 October), for his work on hormones which opened up new paths in research into diabetes and caner.

    The 43rd American to receive the award, worth about 36,000 sterling, he was chosen by the Royal Caroline Institute in Sweden. It was the first of the 1971 Nobel Prizes to be awarded, and the first time for ten years that the medicine prize was not shared.

    The main achievement of the 55-year-old scientist, who is a professor of physiology at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, was the discovery in 1956 of Cyclic AMT--Adenosine Monophosphate--described as one of the basic biochemical substances in human cells. The hormones themselves--body substances which stimulate such thing as growth and activity--affect "everything from sex to the nervous system", Dr. Sutherland said at the time.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5NKNP41FHF04VYSQ0LGCFCU7O
    Media URN:
    VLVA5NKNP41FHF04VYSQ0LGCFCU7O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
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    N/A

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