Press release - launches a new educational production, Nerve Signaling

Press Release

23 September 2009 launches a new educational production, Nerve Signaling announces the launch of Nerve Signaling, a new educational multimedia production for high school students and educators. It illustrates and explains how the Nobel Prize awarded achievements in Physiology or Medicine have contributed to our understanding of the nervous system.

Nerve Signaling, the first production within the AstraZeneca Nobel Medicine Initiative, explores how the Nobel Prize awarded achievements in Physiology or Medicine have contributed to our basic understanding of nerves and how it sends messages from one cell to another. By using a multimedia approach that incorporates texts, animations and images, you can find:

  • Brief summaries of the Nobel Prizes awarded for breakthroughs in our comprehension of nerve signaling;
  • Animations describing how nerves signal;
  • Image galleries that illustrate the intricacies of nerves;
  • An introductory overview article that links all the Nobel Prizes within nerve signaling, from the structure of the nervous system to how synapses are involved in forming memories;
  • A discovery calendar, which allows you to explore different stages in our understanding of nerve signaling. For instance, where communication of individual cells take place, when nerves fire signals and how fast they travel.

"By looking at the Nobel Prize awarded achievements and their contributions to knowledge about the nervous system, we hope that Nerve Signaling is a useful tool for educators and students", said Agneta Wallin Levinovitz, Executive Editor, Nobel Web.

To discover and explore Nerve Signaling, visit:

For a 1-minute informational video about Nerve Signaling, see:

Nerve Signaling is part of the AstraZeneca Nobel Medicine Initiative, a global co-operation between AstraZeneca, Nobel Media AB and Nobel Web AB. The aim of the Initiative is to increase understanding of the Nobel Prize® awarded achievements within the fields of Physiology or Medicine among the general public, and to explain the benefits of these discoveries.

To read more about the AstraZeneca Nobel Medicine Initiative, see:

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Nobel Web AB is responsible for, the official website of the Nobel Foundation. acts as the online gateway to the Nobel Prize and hosts a unique collection of archival material on all Nobel Prizes from their inception in 1901 to the present day. Currently receiving well over 38 million visitors a year, aims to be the best source of information and educational materials related to the Nobel Prizes, and the site offers audio and video interviews, articles and interactive games alongside coverage of Nobel Prize announcements and the award ceremonies. Building on this deep base of resources focused around every individual Nobel Prize, aims to offer extra levels of understanding, affording visitors a larger view of the history of science and exhibiting each prize within its broader context.

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