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Nobel Prizes

Five Argentines have won the Nobel Prize:

CARLOS SAAVEDRA LAMAS

He was born in 1878 and died in 1959. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 1936 he won the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE for his peace efforts in the conflict between Paraguay and Bolivia.

 

BERNARDO ALBERTO HOUSSAY

He was born in 1887 and died in 1971. He won the NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGY AND MEDICINE in 1947 for the discovery of the role of anterior pituitary lobe hormone in sugar metabolism.

 

LUIS FEDERICO LELOIR

He was born in 1906 and died in 1987. He won the NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY in 1970 for his work in biochemistry. He discovered sugar nucleotides and their role in carbohydrate biosynthesis.

 

ADOLFO PEREZ ESQUIVEL

He was born in 1931 (still lives). He won the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE in 1980 for his work in the defense of human rights based exclusively on nonviolent media through the Peace and Justice Service Organization since 1974.

 

CESAR MILSTEIN

He was born in 1927 and died in 2002. He won the NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGY AND MEDICINE in 1984 for the development of the technique of producing monoclonal antibodies that have the particularity of penetrating tumor cells, allowing the opening of new fields in the Theoretical and practical biomedical research and diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Thanks to the application of its discovery today it is possible to do a quick home pregnancy test.

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