SIR PAUL NURSE - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 267868
Sale Price $72.00
The Nobel Prize-winner in Medicine (2001), signs on this FDC honoring "Retarded Children Can Be Helped"
First Day Cover Signed: "Paul Nurse", 6½x3¾. First Day Cover honoring retarded children, 10-cent "Retarded Children Can Be Helped" stamp affixed, postmarked Arlington, Texas, October 12, 1974, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Paul M. Nurse (b. 1949), Leland H. Hartwell and R. Timothy Hunt were awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries of key regulators of the cell cycle." Nurse, then at the Imperial Cancer Fund, London, had identified, cloned and characterized CDK (cyclin dependent kinase), one of the key regulators of the cell cycle. In 2006Nurse, now President of the Rockefeller Foundation, made headlines with a warning that the United States was in danger of falling behind in scientific research. He identified threats to U.S. research efforts, including decreased funding, poor science education, obstacles to recruiting foreign scientists and politically motivated attacks on science. Lightly soiled on verso. Fine condition.
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