Nobel Prize laureates at Karolinska Institutet
Eight Swedes have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, five of them from Karolinska Institutet.
Hugo Theorell 1955
For his discoveries concerning the nature and mode of action of oxidation enzymes.
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Ragnar Granit 1967
Shared prize for discoveries concerning the primary physiological and chemical visual processes in the eye.
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Ulf von Euler 1970
Shared prize for discoveries concerning the humoral transmittors in the nerve terminals and the mechanism for their storage, release and inactivation.
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Sune Bergström and Bengt Samuelsson 1982
Shared prize for their discoveries concerning prostaglandins and related biologically active substances.
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