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Thomas Tuschl, Steven Samuelsson

Rockefeller University researcher Thomas Tuschl was recently awarded the Max Delbruck Medal by the Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin for his pioneering work in RNAi.
Among Tuschl’s discoveries was that RNAi existed in mammalian cells and could be triggered using short dsRNA.

Steven Samuelsson has taken the post of director of imaging in SRI International’s Biosciences Division.
In the role, Samuelsson will run the microscopy and imaging-based assay efforts for drug development and discovery.
He formerly was associate director of experimental pathology at Eyetech Pharmaceuticals.

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.