Navigation Links
Two Hebrew University professors win prestigious Canadian medical science award

Jerusalem, March 23, 2011 Two Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine professors were named today as winners of the Canada Gairdner International Awards, which are presented annually to researchers from around the world for outstanding contributions to medical science. The awards are presented annually in October in Toronto.

The honorees are Prof. Chaim Cedar and Prof Aharon Razin. They are the first Hebrew University faculty members to have won the Gairdner Awards. Both are members of the Institute for Medical Research Israel Canada at the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine.

The awards were created by the Gairdner Foundation to recognize and reward the achievements of medical researchers whose work contributes significantly to improving the quality of human life. Since the first awards were made in 1959, the Gairdner Awards have become Canada's foremost international award in its field.and are recognized among the most prestigious prizes awarded in biomedical science.

Prof. Cedar explained the essence of the work that he and Prof. Razin have done:

"All components of the human body are constructed by reading the information encoded in our genes. The entire information booklet, present in every cell of the body, has been completely deciphered as part of the human genome project and serves as the basis for understanding genetic diseases. We discovered that the text of this gene booklet is actually annotated through a chemical process called DNA methylation. These methyl groups provide a sophisticated system for marking which genes should be turned on or turned off in every tissue of the body. This represents a completely new form of biological information that is responsible for regulating the process of human development."


Contact: Jerry Barach
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Scent on demand: Hebrew University scientists enhance the scent of flowers
2. Hebrew University scientists reveal mechanism that triggers differentiation of embryo cells
3. Hebrew University professors work leads to FDA approval for product
4. Hebrew University researchers neutralize tumor growth in embryonic stem cell therapy
5. Promising new treatment for Alzheimers suggested based on Hebrew University research
6. Hebrew U. researchers shed light on the brain mechanism responsible for processing of speech
7. Ben-Gurion U. developing new computer techniques to analyze historic Hebrew and Arabic documents
8. Alert status area in brain discoved by Hebrew University scientists
9. Regulatory role of key molecule discovered at Hebrew U.
10. Hebrew University, American researchers show trigger to stem cell differentiation
11. JDRF, Pfizer, Hadassah Medical and the Hebrew University announce collaboration
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Two Hebrew University professors win prestigious Canadian medical science award
(Date:6/14/2017)... , June 15, 2017  IBM (NYSE: IBM ) ... international tech event dedicated to developing collaboration between startups and ... on June 15-17. During the event, nine startups will showcase ... value in various industries. France ... the international market, with a 30 percent increase in the ...
(Date:5/16/2017)... May 16, 2017   Bridge Patient Portal ... and MD EMR Systems , an electronic ... for GE, have established a partnership to build ... and the GE Centricity™ products, including Centricity Practice ... These new integrations will allow healthcare ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... York , April 19, 2017 ... as its vendor landscape is marked by the presence ... market is however held by five major players - ... Together these companies accounted for nearly 61% of the ... the leading companies in the global military biometrics market ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. , Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... London (ICR) and University of ... tool to risk-stratify patients with multiple myeloma (MM), in a ... . The University of Leeds is ... Myeloma UK, and ICR will perform the testing services to ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... ... pharmaceutical company advancing targeted antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) therapeutics, today confirmed licensing rights ... (Hybrid Polymerized Liposomal Nanoparticle), a technology developed in collaboration with Children’s Hospital ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... USDM Life Sciences ... the life sciences and healthcare industries, announces a presentation by Subbu Viswanathan and ... presentation, “Automating GxP Validation for Agile Cloud Platforms,” will present a revolutionary approach ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... ... October 09, 2017 , ... ... of medical marijuana products targeting the needs of consumers who are incorporating medical ... takes place in Phoenix, Arizona. , As operators of two successful Valley dispensaries, ...
Breaking Biology Technology: