The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine is scheduled to be announced early this morning, and you can watch it right here online, in the YouTube video above. According to the Nobel Foundation, the earliest that the prize will be announced will be at 11:30 a.m. local time in Sweden. This translates to approximately 5:30 a.m. Eastern. However, the prize might not be announced at this exact time, so keep an eye on the live stream for details and updates.
According to Thomson Reuters, the winners of the physiology or medicine category will likely be one of three groups. The first is James P. Allison, Jeffrey A. Bluestone, and Craig B. Thompson for explaining regulators of T cell activation that modulate immune response.
The second possibility is Gordon Freeman, Tasuku Honjo, and Arlene Sharpe for advancing cancer immunotherapy.
The third group is Michael N. Hall, David M. Sabatini, and Stuart L. Schreiber for the “growth regulator target of Rapamycin … and the mechanistic Target of Rapamycin.”
You can read more about Thomason Reuters’ picks here.