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Prestigious Gairdner Awards for medical research in 2006 Goes To Two Yale biologists

Two Yale Biologists and three other scientists will receive The Gairdner International Awards, 2006, among the most coveted awards in science, for their exemplary// research on RNAs, cell motility and hormones. The awards will be presented on October 26, in Toronto. John Dirks, president of t...

Blood Transfusions Not Linked to Long-Term Problems

...ents who receive a blood transfusion were no more likely to get the disease than those who did not," study author William M. Weightman, of Sir Charles gairdner Hospital in Nedlands, Western Australia, said in a news release issued by the journal's publisher. The researchers did find that several patients' ...

Jackson, Rockefeller obesity researchers share Shaw Prize

... came to The Jackson Laboratory in 1957 and retired in 1997. His many honors include election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1998 and the 2005 gairdner Foundation Award. Established by Chinese movie executive and philanthropist Run Run Shaw, the Shaw Prize "honors individuals, regardless of race, n...

Vitamin D May Curb Falls in High-Risk Older Women

... falling is a major problem in older people," according to background information in the study, conducted by Dr. Richard L. Prince, of the Sir Charles gairdner Hospital in Nedlands, Australia, and colleagues. Because the body produces vitamin D in response to sun exposure and because this study was conduct...
Gairdner in Biological News

UMass Medical School researcher Victor Ambros receives Gairdner Award, Franklin Medal

WORCESTER, Mass. University of Massachusetts Medical School professor of molecular medicine Victor R. Ambros, PhD, whose discovery of microRNAs (mRNAs)opened a dramatic new world of investigation into developmental biology, will receive the 2008 Gairdner International Award, considered one of the ...

A Canada-wide technology platform for mapping the human interactome

... Anthony Pawson of The Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute (SLRI) in Toronto and the recipient of several prestigious international awards such as the gairdner Award (1994), the Wolf Prize (2005) and the Kyoto Prize (2008). Dr. Pawson is one of the scientists involved in the national platform project and the ...

OSA's ISP launches with research on breathing disorders and congenital heart defects

...into the airways inside the lungs. Now a group of engineers, clinicians and medical researchers at the University of Western Australia and Sir Charles gairdner Hospital have developed a new optical technique to help better guide treatment decisions. Their technique, called anatomical optical coherence tomogra...

MGH researcher Gary Ruvkun named a co-recipient of the Lasker Award

...n Biophysics from Harvard University. Among the many other awards he has received some shared with Ambros and Baulcombe are the Franklin Medal, the gairdner International Award and the 2008 Warren Triennial Prize from MGH. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. ...

UMass Medical School's Craig Mello elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

...dvances in 2003. The pair received the 2005 Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Medical Research from Brandeis University and the 2005 gairdner International Award, which is nationally sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Government of Canadas agency for health research...

Nobel laureate Dr. Linda Buck elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences 2008 Class of Fellows

...iology and Biophysics at the University of Washington, is the recipient of many national and international scientific awards. In 2003 she received the gairdner Award, the Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize and was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Shes also the recipient of the Unilever Science A...

Gene-targeting pioneer Mario Capecchi shares 2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine

...iences. Among his numerous other honors are the Fifth Annual Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Neuroscience Research (1992), gairdner Foundation International Award for Achievements in Medical Science (1993), General Motors Corporations Alfred P. Sloan Jr. Prize for Outstanding Basic...
Gairdner in Biological Technology

Nereus Pharmaceuticals Initiates Clinical Trial of NPI-2358 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Following Encouraging Phase 1 Data

...PI-2358 for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. At The Sir Charles gairdner Hospital, we felt this combination study with NPI-2358 was a high priority ...Cancer Research at The University of Western Australia based at Sir Charles gairdner Hospital, Perth. "Our clinical program for NPI-2358 holds promise in non-...
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