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Stanford physiologist shares Nobel Prize in chemistry

Original post made on Oct 11, 2012

A Stanford Medical School professor today won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work on receptors that convey chemical messages across cell membranes. Brian Kobilka, 57, isolated the gene for G-protein-coupled receptors.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 10:42 AM

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Posted by Kate, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 11, 2012 at 11:13 am

I'm not sure I fully understand the ramifications of Dr Kobilka's work but it sounds like a vital discovery.

That his wife's input and "help" are deemed to be a sidelined matter is disturbing and almost a cliche. Too much a pattern in too many arenas eg: Einstein's 1st wife was the source of the basic puzzle piece vav relativity which after she explained it to him, he divorced her and went on to write "his" theorem.

So I am curious about just how her "input" fits into the essentials of his work.

Just wanted to point out this all too common inequity... wifely intellectual property belongs to hubby.