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Wiesel, Torsten N. (Nils)

(1924–  ) neurobiologist; born in Uppsala, Sweden. He taught in Stockholm (1954–55), then came to the U.S.A. to join Johns Hopkins (1955–59). He relocated to Harvard (1959–83), where he performed pioneering research on the visual cortex of the brain. He and collaborator David Hubel shared half the 1981 Nobel Prize in physiology for their discovery of how the brain interprets the messages it receives from the eyes. After retiring from Harvard, Wiesel joined Rockefeller University (1983).
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His studies have considerably increased the understanding of metastasis and have great potential for clinical application, given that 90 percent of cancer-related deaths are due to this invasive process," commented the jury chaired by Torsten Wiesel, Nobel laureate in Physiology and Medicine.
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Many prominent academics, politicians and members of the international scientific community will present at the Forum, including Torsten Wiesel, Nobel Laureate, Former President of the Rockefeller University, Peter A.
In 1965, Harvard neurophysiologists David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel took Fantz's research a step further.