Four prolific researchers, all working at institutions in the United States, will receive or share Gairdner Foundation International Awards at a ceremony next month. The Ontario, Canada-based foundation annually presents no-strings-attached awards of $30,000 Canadian (about $22,500 U.S.) and a sculpture to honor "individuals whose work or contribution constitutes tangible achievement in the field of medical science." This year the foundation is citing:

Corey S. Goodman, a professor of neurobiology in the department of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, an adjunct professor in the department of physiology at UC-San Francisco, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator;

Richard O. Hynes, a professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), director of MIT's Center for Cancer Research, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, who is sharing an award with Erkki Ruoslahti, president and CEO of the La Jolla, Calif.-based Burnham...

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