On This Day In Chemistry

May 21st

Swedish biochemist Bengt Samuelsson was born on this day in 1934

He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1982 with Sune Bergström and John Vane for their work on how prostaglandins are formed and metabolised. Prostaglandins are hormone-like substances that participate in a wide range of bodily functions.
 
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