John Robert Vane discovered prostacyclin was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine

John Robert Vane – discoverer of aspirin working mechanism

Article on John Robert Vane

Biography & contributions

John Robert Vane was born on March 29, 1927

Vane was an English pharmacologist and Nobel laureate

He discovered that the body's production of certain prostaglandins is slowed by aspirin

Vane also discovered prostacyclin

His work led to the development of cox-2 inhibitors

In 1982 Vane was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine

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