Irwin A. Rose, who shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with two collaborators for unraveling the mystery of how cells identify old and damaged proteins and transform them into pieces for new proteins — discoveries that led to the development of a new class of drugs to fight cancer — died on Tuesday in Deerfield, Mass. He was 88.
His son Howard said Dr. Rose had died at the home of another son, Frederic, with whom he had been living. Read more
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