Paul Modrich, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator at Duke University, Tomas Lindahl of the Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory in the UK, and Aziz Sancar of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, are the recipients of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for mechanistic studies of DNA repair.

The trio is being honored for having mapped, at a molecular level, how cells repair damaged DNA and safeguard the genetic information. According to the Nobel Foundation, their work has provided fundamental knowledge of how a living cell functions and is, for instance, used for the development of new cancer treatments.

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DukeMed Alumni News Feature

Duke alumni Scott Ellsworth writes a compelling book about civil rights, World War II, and Duke's lost medical school basketball team in, "The Secret Game."

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Medical Alumni Association Awards

Nominations are open for our 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards. 

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