The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for this year was won by three scientists on Wednesday for creating a method of "snapping molecules together" that can be used to create better medications.
For their work on click chemistry and bioorthogonal reactions, scientists Carolyn R. Bertozzi and K. Barry Sharpless from the United States and Morten Meldal from Danish were recognised.
which are employed to map DNA, produce materials with a purpose in mind, and manufacture cancer therapies.
Johan Aqvist, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences who announced the winners on Wednesday, said that "it's all about snapping molecules together."
The fifth individual to win the Nobel Prize twice is 81-year-old Sharpless, who also won in 2001.
Finding suitable chemical buckles was the issue, he claimed. They must communicate with one other clearly and quickly.
Meldal, 68, based at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Sharpless, who is affiliated with Scripps Research, California,
independently found the first such candidates that would easily snap together with each other but not with other molecules