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Nominations for coveted prize set to begin this week

This year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been won by Swedish scientist Svante Paabo for his research in human genetics. Paabo made the ground-breaking discovery of an extinct human sub-species which sheds new light on the human immune system. There are five Nobel prizes in all, and they're regarded as the world's most prestigious awards. Let's take a look at how recipients are chosen, and what winning a Nobel prize really means

Nobel Peace Prize 2018: Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad share award

Nobel Peace Prize 2018: Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad share award

WFP bags Nobel prize for combating global hunger

WFP bags Nobel prize for combating global hunger

Nobel Prize 2019: Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Peace Prize

Nobel Prize 2019: Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Peace Prize

Two women scientists win Nobel Prize in chemistry

Two women scientists win Nobel Prize in chemistry

UN: Almost 340M people in close to 70 countries will need aid

UN: Almost 340M people in close to 70 countries will need aid

US firm awarded $1.2B to produce weapons for Kiev

US firm awarded $1.2B to produce weapons for Kiev

Peru, Ecuador declare health emergency after bird flu outbreak

Peru, Ecuador declare health emergency after bird flu outbreak

New treatment hailed as major breakthrough in fighting Alzheimer’s

New treatment hailed as major breakthrough in fighting Alzheimer’s

Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin dies at the age of 96

Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin dies at the age of 96

NATO foreign ministers meet for a second day in Bucharest

NATO foreign ministers meet for a second day in Bucharest

Neglected Negev road cutting Bedouins off from school

Neglected Negev road cutting Bedouins off from school

Oath Keepers founder convicted of sedition for US Capitol riot

Oath Keepers founder convicted of sedition for US Capitol riot

Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano erupts for the first time since 1984

Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano erupts for the first time since 1984

NASA's Orion capsule breaks outer space record

NASA's Orion capsule breaks outer space record

World Cup matches give Tunisians something to smile about

World Cup matches give Tunisians something to smile about

NATO foreign ministers discuss more winter aid for Kiev

NATO foreign ministers discuss more winter aid for Kiev

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