“There are endless opportunities,” Feringa said.
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A trio of European scientists has won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for developing molecular machines that could one day be injected to fight cancer or used to make new types of materials and energy storage devices.Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Scotland's J. Fraser Stoddart and Dutchman Bernard Feringa developed molecules that produce mechanical motion in response to a stimulus, allowing them to perform specific tasks, the Nobel Academy said Wednesday in awarding the prize, which is worth 8 million Swedish crown ($931,000).Stoddart, born in Edinburgh and now professor of chemistry at Northwestern University in the U.S., said the prize was "quite unexpected".Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi won the medicine award Monday, while three British-born scientists, including two Scots, took the physics prize Tuesday.
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