Dutch scientists win Ig Nobel Prize for medicine

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The Ig Nobel awards are tongue-in-cheek awards of Improbable Research, “Research that makes people laugh and then think”. At Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachussets yesterday, the Ig Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded to Simon Rietveld (University of Amsterdam) and Ilja van Beest (University of Tilburg) for research on ‘reducing astma symptoms by taking them for a roller coaster ride’.

The Dutch have won before, we posted about Rats cannot tell between Japanese and Dutch back in 2007.

(Link: nrc.nl)

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  1. Surely the most Ig Nobel Dutch winner is Kees Moeliker — http://moeliker.wordpress.com/over/ — for his scholarly documentation of The first case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard Anas platyrhynchos — http://www.nmr.nl/nmr/pages/showPage.do?instanceid=16&itemid=1930&style=default

    –Joost

    Comment by Joost Bonsen — October 1, 2010 @ 7:15 pm

  2. […] The Dutch have won many times before, we posted about rats cannot tell between Japanese and Dutch in 2007 and research on reducing astma symptoms by taking them for a roller coaster ride. […]

    Pingback by 24 oranges » Netherlands nabs two Ig Nobel prizes — September 21, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

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