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Steven Kriegsman, Todd Golub

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CytRx President and CEO Steven Kriegsman has received the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award from the Muscular Dystrophy Association in recognition of the company’s effort to develop a small-molecule therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
 

 
Avalon Pharmaceuticals, a developer of small molecule drugs, has appointed Todd Golub as its chairman and member of its scientific advisory board.
 
Golub is a founding member of the Broad Institute and serves as director of its cancer program. He is also an associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

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.