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Rapping About Rapamycin

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2018

Relive the Lasker Award speech from University of Basel biologist Michael Hall.

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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 Nobel laureate and Lasker awardee developed tools that facilitated decades of genetics research, including starch gel electrophoresis and gene targeting.

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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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Lasker Winners Announced

By Tracy Vence | September 8, 2015

DNA-damage response and cancer immunotherapy discoveries are among those recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation this year.

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Obesity Research Pioneer Dies

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 28, 2014

Douglas Coleman, the biochemist and geneticist whose early experiments led to the discovery of leptin, has passed away at age 82.

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Top Scientists of 2013

By Tracy Vence | December 25, 2013

The Scientist commemorates prize-winning life scientists and remembers notable researchers who died this year.

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Celebrated Neuroscientist Dies

By Kate Yandell | September 23, 2013

Candace Pert, who helped discover opioid receptors, has passed away at age 67.

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Lasker Winners Announced

By Tracy Vence | September 9, 2013

Discoveries related to rapid neurotransmitter release are among those recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation this year.

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Top Scientists of 2012

By Jef Akst | December 17, 2012

A roundup of those awarded this year’s most prestigious scientific prizes

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