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Alzheimer’s researcher John Hardy calls the departure “an unmitigated disaster” for science and healthcare in Britain.

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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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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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Ig Nobels Honor Surprising Science

By Ben Andrew Henry | September 26, 2016

Studies on the sex lives of rats and the personality of rocks are among the projects celebrated this year.

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Most Active Peer Reviewers Honored

By Ben Andrew Henry | September 26, 2016

The “Sentinels of Science” award recognizes especially productive peer reviewers.

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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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2016 Kavli Prize Winners

By Tanya Lewis | June 2, 2016

This year’s awards honor discoveries on brain plasticity and the development of atomic force microscopy.

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Caltech’s Frances Arnold is honored for her work on directed evolution.

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