Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Lucky Lasker Winners

The Boston Globe is delighted to report that Massachusetts scientists Victor Ambros and Gary Ruvkun are among the winners of the Lasker Award this year. Ambros, Ruvkun, and David Baulcombe at the University of Cambridge were jointly honored with the prize for their discovery of microRNAs.

Of course, not all awardees are from Massachusetts. For a complete list of Lasker winners this year, check out the official website.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.