Stanford University's Karl Deisseroth and Xiaoliang Sunney Xie from Harvard University are to be this year's recipients of the Albany Medical Center Prize in Biomedicine and Biomedical Research, the Associated Press reports.

Businessman Morris Silverman established the $500,000 prize in 2001 to honor researchers whose work has "altered the course of medical research," the AP says.

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