Nobel Prize 2015 – Protecting People against Parasites!

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to scientists whose research has led to therapies that have saved hundreds of millions of people around the world from parasitic diseases that can otherwise cause disability and death. William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura shared one half of the award "for their discoveries … Continue reading Nobel Prize 2015 – Protecting People against Parasites!

George is OK: Thank the men who stare down microscopes!

The news that actor George Clooney contracted malaria on a recent visit to Sudan focuses fresh attention on the biomedical research that is being done to defeat the disease. Clooney said that he is “completely over the disease,”  and added  that his second bout with the illness “illustrates how with proper medication, the most lethal … Continue reading George is OK: Thank the men who stare down microscopes!

Breakthroughs of the year 2010: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Every December Science, the magazine published weekly by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and ranking among among the most prestigious of scientific journals, publishes its list of the “Breakthrough of the Year”, and it affords us one last opportunity to look back on a few of the major developments we have discussed … Continue reading Breakthroughs of the year 2010: Looking Back and Looking Ahead