2011 Lasker Awards Honor Medical Research Pioneers

2011 Lasker Awards Honor Medical Research Pioneers

New York, Sept. 12, 2011 — The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, which for 66 years has championed the greatest advances in medical research, announced today the winners of the 2011 Lasker Awards: Franz-Ulrich Hartl and Arthur L. Horwich for basic medical research, Tu Youyou for clinical research and The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health for public service. The Lasker Awards — considered among the most respected science prizes in the world — honor visionaries whose insight and perseverance have led to dramatic advances that will prevent disease and prolong life.

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NIH announces 79 awards to encourage creative ideas in science

NIH announces 79 awards to encourage creative ideas in science

The National Institutes of Health announced that it is awarding $143.8 million to challenge the status quo with innovative ideas that have the potential to propel fields forward and speed the translation of research into improved health for the American public.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Collaborative Research Travel Grants

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Collaborative Research Travel Grants

This program provides up to $15,000 in support for researchers from degree-granting institutions to travel either domestically or internationally to a laboratory to acquire a new research technique, to facilitate a collaboration, or to attend a laboratory/lecture course. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or currently studying in a Ph.D. program in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences. Biologists interested in working with physical scientists, mathematicians, engineers, chemists, statisticians, or computer scientists to incorporate their ideas and approaches to answering biological questions are eligible.

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Kavli Prize 2012 Call for Nominations

The Kavli Prize is now accepting nominations for excellence in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. The deadline is December 1, 2011.

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Grants.gov Announces "Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer"

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) FY 2012 Phase I (Release 2)

DESCRIPTION: Grants to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role of small business concerns, especially those engaged in biological and chemical technologies, education applications, electronics, information, and communication technologies, and nanotechnology, advanced materials, and manufacturing.

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