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October 13, 1992 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
Two American researchers who discovered how most of the biochemical processes of life are regulated were named Monday to receive the 1992 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. Edmond H. Fischer, 72, and Dr. Edwin G. Krebs, 74, both at the University of Washington, will share the $1.2-million award for their pioneering studies of how chemical reactions within cells are turned on and off.
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October 13, 1992 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
Two American researchers who discovered how most of the biochemical processes of life are regulated were named Monday to receive the 1992 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. Edmond H. Fischer, 72, and Dr. Edwin G. Krebs, 74, both at the University of Washington, will share the $1.2-million award for their pioneering studies of how chemical reactions within cells are turned on and off.
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December 28, 2009 | Thomas H. Maugh II
Dr. Edwin G. Krebs, the University of Washington Nobel laureate who co-discovered the mechanism by which a wide variety of processes are turned on and off within cells and thereby led to an explosion of knowledge about how cells grow, change, divide and die, died Dec. 21 in Seattle from progressive heart failure. He was 91. Krebs and his co-laureate Edmond H. Fischer discovered that most processes within cells -- ranging from fundamental metabolic reactions to the initiation of cancer -- are triggered when key proteins are activated by a process called phosphorylation, in which a phosphate molecule is added to the protein.
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