Opinion: We Should Ditch Awards in Science
Opinion: We Should Ditch Awards in Science
Conducting research to elucidate nature’s mysteries is reward enough.
Opinion: We Should Ditch Awards in Science
Opinion: We Should Ditch Awards in Science

Conducting research to elucidate nature’s mysteries is reward enough.

Conducting research to elucidate nature’s mysteries is reward enough.

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From Nature Lover to Structural Biologist: A Scientist’s Journey
From Nature Lover to Structural Biologist: A Scientist’s Journey
Asher Jones | Feb 26, 2021
A gift of medical books from an unlikely source spurred Chrystal Starbird’s scientific career. She talks about what motivates her research on cell surface receptors and the obstacles she has faced as a Black woman in academia.
Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Esther Landhuis | Jun 1, 2019
Diversity programs are shifting their focus from just providing academic support to creating a learning environment that is more inclusive of people of different backgrounds.
Lasker Awards Recognize Work on Histones, Anesthesia, RNA
Lasker Awards Recognize Work on Histones, Anesthesia, RNA
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2018
This year’s winners are C. David Allis, Michael Grunstein, John Glen, and Joan Steitz.
Herpetologists’ League Revokes Distinguished Herpetologist Award
Herpetologists’ League Revokes Distinguished Herpetologist Award
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 16, 2018
Richard Vogt, this year’s awardee, showed inappropriate images of researchers in the field during his acceptance speech.
Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Geneticists, Big Bang Researchers
Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Geneticists, Big Bang Researchers
Catherine Offord | Dec 3, 2017
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.
Prizes Bigger than the Nobel
Prizes Bigger than the Nobel
Shawna Williams | Oct 5, 2017
The Nobel Prize may garner the most attention, but there are other biomedical awards at least as lucrative.
Lasker Awards Go to a Cell Biologist and Cancer Vaccine Pioneers
Lasker Awards Go to a Cell Biologist and Cancer Vaccine Pioneers
Kerry Grens | Sep 6, 2017
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.
Karl Deisseroth Takes Home Science’s Most Valuable Award
Karl Deisseroth Takes Home Science’s Most Valuable Award
Jef Akst | May 31, 2017
The Stanford University psychiatrist and neuroscientist known for his contributions to optogenetics and tissue clearing is awarded €4 million by the Fresenius Research Prize.
Breakthrough Prizes for Life Scientists
Breakthrough Prizes for Life Scientists
Tracy Vence | Dec 4, 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.
When Nobel Laureates Earn Their Awards
When Nobel Laureates Earn Their Awards
Jef Akst | Oct 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.
Lasker Winners Announced
Lasker Winners Announced
Tracy Vence | Sep 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.
The History of Optogenetics Revised
The History of Optogenetics Revised
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2016
Credit for the neuroscience technique has largely overlooked the researcher who first demonstrated the method.
Brain Prize Winners Announced
Brain Prize Winners Announced
Catherine Offord | Mar 3, 2016
Three UK neuroscientists jointly win the €1 million European Brain Prize for their work on memory.
Discoverer of G Proteins Dies
Discoverer of G Proteins Dies
Kerry Grens | Dec 29, 2015
Nobel laureate Alfred Gilman has passed away at age 74.
AAAS Fellowship to Chemist Repealed
AAAS Fellowship to Chemist Repealed
Kerry Grens | Dec 23, 2015
Technician’s death in Patrick Harran’s lab prompted the American Association for the Advancement of Science to yank Harran’s title as a fellow.
Laugh, Then Think: The Ig Nobels
Laugh, Then Think: The Ig Nobels
Karen Zusi | Sep 21, 2015
This year’s awards honor research on bee stings, appendicitis, kissing, and more.
Lasker Winners Announced
Lasker Winners Announced
Tracy Vence | Sep 8, 2015
DNA-damage response and cancer immunotherapy discoveries are among those recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation this year.
Optogenetics Pioneer Honored
Optogenetics Pioneer Honored
Tracy Vence | Feb 10, 2015
The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health names Karl Deisseroth the winner of the 2015 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences.
Polymer Pioneer Honored
Polymer Pioneer Honored
Kerry Grens | Feb 4, 2015
Robert Langer, an engineer at MIT who fundamentally changed drug delivery, is awarded £1 million for the Queen Elizabeth Prize.