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Nobel Prize for Medicine shared by Three scientists

...ureates will share the 9 million kronor ($915,000) prize for their pioneering discoveries "concerning one type of signal transduction between nerve cells, referred to as slow synaptic transmission," according to the award citation. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute said that these discoveries had...

Stem cell research- now Nobel Laureates join the debate

...for more funding into stem cell research, 80 Nobel prize winners are faxing a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush asking him not to block stem cell research in any way. The debate on stem cell research is reaching a feverish pitch with both sides slamming each other on the pros and cons of stem cell re...

Scios Inc. targets drug giants in arthritis war

...s. But the size of the potential market makes it a prize that many big pharmaceuticals companies also covet. So far, Scios' prospects look good. The company's pill appears to inhibit an enzyme, known as the p38 kinase, which provokes inflammation. Scios' lead comes in part because an earlier trailblazer, ...

The Indian Government has given the nod to conduct Human volunteer trials inorder to develop preventive AIDS vaccines

...ions of HIV-infected people, would be the ultimate prize in the fight against AIDS. But efforts to find one have been hampered by the virus's ability to mutate. After South Africa , India has the second-largest number of people living with the killer virus .In its efforts to further prevent the spread o...

Magsaysay Award for Dr.Shanta from Chennai Cancer Institute

...Ramon Magsaysay awards. Dr.Shanta was awarded the prize for public service and her "untiring leadership of the Cancer Institute as a centre of excellence and compassion for the study and treatment of cancer// in India." She was awarded the Padma Shri in 1986. She has also won a number of national and int...

Nobel Prize for Medicine

...hn. E. Sulston have been jointly awarded the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine. The prize has been awarded by the Nobel assembly at Karolinksa Institute for 2002 for their discoveries concer...

Scientists Awarded Appropriately For Contribution Towards Medical Research

...hat would be presented on Friday in New York. The prize for basic medical research will be shared by Ernes... red cells, white cells and platelets. The Lasker prize for clinical medical research will be shared by two scientists from the United Kingdom, Sir Alec Jef...

Nobel For Ulcer-Defying Aussie Scientists

...called. The Australian scientists who deserved the prize for the courage displayed by them proved in 1982 that Helicobacter pylori bacterium was the main culprit behind the formation of ulcers. The prevailing view then was that these ulcers were caused by stress or due to high intake of Aspirin. Both these...

Distressing Side-Effects Of Hormone Pills In Breast Cancer

...cancer patients. "Personally, I would give a Nobel prize to the doctor who could eliminate hot flushes. It really is important," Professor Fallowfield concluded....

Diagnostic Procedure For Tuberculosis Made Easy

..., it has beaten 1,200 other entries to win the top prize at the Medical Futures Innovation Awards 2005. The judges, chaired by Professor Sally Davies, director of research and development at the Department of Health, choose Dr Moore's test because of its simplicity and its huge potential to have a global...

A Joint Venture by Golfers And Military Forces To Combat AIDS

...d to giving a percentage of the tournament's total prize money of Rs.1 million towards battling the killer epidemic in India's northeast. "You can't get HIV/AIDS by shaking hands" and "Sportsmen against HIV/AIDS" are the slogans for the tournament that is being organized jointly by the Assam Rifles Custo...

UK Plastic surgeons cash in as cosmetic operations soar

...off vouchers, competition prizes and even a raffle prize of a procedure of your choice. This belittling of the seriousness of undertaking a medical procedure degrades not only our specialty but also the medical profession as a whole." Sasha Rakoff, of campaign group Object, added: "Vulnerable, often young...

US Academy honors 15 for major contributions to science

... reconstructions." The award carries a medal and a prize of $ 25,000. Gibbs Brothers Medal, awarded every ...entific principles." The award carries a medal and prize of $20,000. NAS Award for Behavioral Research Relevant to the Prevention of Nuclear War, carrying ...

John Mendelsohn M.D, chosen for an International Award

...rding to the foundation, Mendelson was awarded the prize for “pioneering the rapidly developing field of antibody-mediated cancer therapy in general and that of antibodies to growth factors in particular”. Nearly two decades have seen Mendelson steeped in research on how growth factors impact the multiplic...

Mind your looks for Bush visit, as world is watching

... from the prime minister's security wing is a cash prize of Rs.1,500 for the best dressed and even best behaved official. (Source: IANS)...

'Fight the Flab' Competition Yields Great Results

... the participants put 10 dollars into the pot as a prize for the winner. The prize would go to the individual who lost the highest percentage of their body weight. The participants ...

Assam's Floating Hospital To Render Medical Services To Islanders

...azarika added. This specialised boat was funded by prize money from a World Bank competition won by C-NES volunteers and a group of grass-root boat-builders in 2004. With the India Country-level Development Marketplace award of $20,000 (Rs.900,000), Hazarika and other C-NES workers could realise their dr...

Quit Smoking Contest Draws Massive Response In Kerala

...onal quit smoking contest, which offers a handsome prize money of $10,000, has drawn a massive response in ...ring the campaign period. "There will be no cash prize but we will certainly reward those who kick the habit," added Chellan. --Edited IANS...

Heart Disease Predicted from Eyes

A Melbourne scientist has been awarded a national prize for developing an imaging technique, which can measure changes in blood vessels in the eyes that would help identify people at risk of heart disease //. Professor Tien Wong, from the University of Melbourne's Center for Eye Research, received the $...

INS ASHVINI Bags Trophy For Best Armed Forces Hospital

...ab Mukherjee awarded the Running trophy and a cash prize of Rs 2 lakhs to the Commandant of the hospital, Rear Admiral V K Saxena here today. The trophy, instituted in 1989, is given to the best functioning hospital among the Command Hospitals of the Indian Army and equivalent status hospitals of Navy and...

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