The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences recognizes “excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life.” The inaugural set of prizes, awarded in February 2013 by a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to advancing breakthrough research, are backed by well-known personalities such as Sergey Brin, Google co-founder and his wife, Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of [...]
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The Association of American Cancer Institutes recently honored Alan S. Rabson, M.D., with a Special Recognition Award that recognized his achievements over five decades at the National Cancer Institute, as a deputy director, pathologist, cancer researcher, administrator, and clinical advisor. The award also celebrates his numerous discoveries in virology and authorship of more than 100 [...]
October 19, 2012, 10:51AM
A research team at NIH, including Heidi Kong, M.D., at NCI, has found that bacteria that normally live in the skin may help protect the body from infection. As the largest organ of the body, the skin represents a major site of interaction with microbes in the environment. Although immune cells in the skin protect against harmful organisms, until now, it has not been known if the millions of naturally occurring—and normally harmless—commensal bacteria in the skin, collectively known as the skin microbiota, also have a beneficial role.