The $1.1 million awards will be handed out on Dec. 10, the anniversary of prize founder Alfred Nobel's death in 1896.
U.S.-British scientist John O'Keefe split the Nobel Prize in
medicine with Norwegian couple May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser for
breakthroughs in brain cell research that could pave the way for a
better understanding of diseases like Alzheimer's.
Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and Japanese-born U.S.
scientist Shuji Nakamura won the Nobel Prize in physics for the
invention of blue light-emitting diodes, which promises to
revolutionize the way the world lights its homes and offices, and
already helps create the glowing screens of mobile phones, computers
U.S. researchers Eric Betzig and William Moerner and Stefan Hell of
Germany won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for finding ways to make
microscopes more powerful than previously thought possible, allowing
scientists to see how diseases develop inside the tiniest cells.