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The Father of Trial Randomization Dies

By Bob Grant | August 15, 2011

Statistician Paul Meier, who championed the random assignment of patients to treatment groups in clinical trials, changed the way the researchers test experimental drugs.

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First Female NIH Director Dies

By Jessica P. Johnson | August 10, 2011

A prolific cardiac research scientist, Bernadine Healy revolutionized the study and treatment of disease in women.

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Baruj Benacerraf Dies

By Edyta Zielinska | August 3, 2011

The Nobel Prize winner who discovered the gene that encodes the major histocompatibility complex passes away at age 90.

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George W. Bush’s Science Advisor Dies

By Tia Ghose | August 2, 2011

John Marburger became a lightning rod for criticism that the Bush administration had politicized climate change science and human embryonic stem cell research.

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