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Among this year’s winners are a geneticist who revealed how plants respond to shade and a group of physicists who mapped the universe’s background radiation.

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Prizes Bigger than the Nobel

By Shawna Williams | October 5, 2017

The Nobel Prize may garner the most attention, but there are other biomedical awards at least as lucrative.

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Douglas Lowy and John Schiller, whose work led to the HPV vaccine, and Michael Hall, who discovered the TOR pathway, win this year’s prizes.

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The Stanford University psychiatrist and neuroscientist known for his contributions to optogenetics and tissue clearing is awarded €4 million by the Fresenius Research Prize.

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Breakthrough Prizes for Life Scientists

By Tracy Vence | December 5, 2016

Awards of $3 million each go to five researchers in the life sciences, recognizing their pioneering work on autophagy, DNA-damage response, Wnt signaling, and more.

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When Nobel Laureates Earn Their Awards

By Jef Akst | October 3, 2016

Winners in the Physiology or Medicine category are trending older, even though they’re completing their award-winning research when they are about the same age, according to an analysis.

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Lasker Winners Announced

By Tracy Vence | September 13, 2016

Discoveries involving a key cellular oxygen-sensing pathway and hepatitis C virus replication are among those recognized with awards from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation this year.

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The History of Optogenetics Revised

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2016

Credit for the neuroscience technique has largely overlooked the researcher who first demonstrated the method.

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Brain Prize Winners Announced

By Catherine Offord | March 3, 2016

Three UK neuroscientists jointly win the €1 million European Brain Prize for their work on memory.

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Discoverer of G Proteins Dies

By Kerry Grens | December 29, 2015

Nobel laureate Alfred Gilman has passed away at age 74.

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