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Sir Paul Nurse... ground breaking research.

HIS dogged persistence to come up with something that would help people suffering from cancer made him the recipient of the 100th Nobel Prize for Medicine (2001). Sir Paul Nurse, is an endearing mixture of an amazing mind with a great sense of humour — one that people who have interacted with him vouch for. In the 15 years that he has spent studying cell division, Nurse's overwhelming desire has been to help people. Said he, "I am a scientist and have remained driven by curiosity, which I believe has given me my cutting edge. A scientist has to be creative and it is imperative that he goes out and does other things besides experimenting ... ." He believes that India should tap its unique talents. Nurse is also upset that students nowadays are looking for avenues where it is easy to make money. "The best students instead of going into discovering are trying very hard to make money. That disturbs me. If we are not receptive to new ideas, I foresee a society scared of scientists."

Suchitra Behal

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