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Nov 27, 2013

2012 Pew Latin American Fellow Profiled by Leloir Institute in Argentina

On November 27, the Leloir Institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina issued a press release on the neuroimmunology research being conducted by 2012 Pew Latin American fellow Natalia Martin in the Duke University laboratory of 1998 Latin American fellow Alejandro Aballay.

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Source: Agencia CyTA

Apr 2, 2013

2012 Pew Scholar Earns ARI Young Investigator Grant

Salil Lachke, a 2012 Pew scholar and assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Delaware, has been selected by the Alcon Research Institute as a 2013 Young Investigator. As one of just eight researchers worldwide to receive the $50,000 grant, Dr. Lachke will continue his work on an online tool he created to discover genes related to glaucoma and other eye diseases.

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Source: UDaily

Biomedical Research
Jul 1, 2013

2012 Pew Scholar Profiled in The Scientist

Peter Cornish, a 2012 Pew scholar and assistant professor at University of Missouri’s Department of Biochemistry, is featured in a profile in The Scientist magazine.

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Source: The Scientist

Biomedical Research
Jun 13, 2013

2012 Pew Scholar Receives Grant to Study Cataracts in Infants

Salil Lachke, a 2012 Pew scholar and assistant professor in University of Delaware’s Department of Biological Sciences, has received a $60,000 grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation. As one of 19 researchers across the country to receive this award, he aims to identify biological pathways leading to genetic cataracts.

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Source: UDaily

Biomedical Research
Mar 11, 2013

2012 Scholar Profiled in National Geographic


Dinu Florin Albeanu, a 2012 Pew Scholar, was profiled in National Geographic’s “Only Human” series, which highlighted his success as a Romanian scientist. Having lived in Bucharest for most of his life, Dr. Albeanu recognizes the challenges facing Romania’s scientific enterprise. Since relocating to the United States, the assistant professor of neurology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has co-founded a summer program for aspiring neurologists in Romania.

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Source: National Geographic

Biomedical Research
Oct 8, 2013

2013 Pew Scholar Crafts Organic Materials to Repair Nerves

Qioabing Xu, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Tufts University, has identified a method to use organic collagen to create replacement nerve tissue. His innovations differs from most similar nerve-repair mechanisms, which use expensive inorganic materials.

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Source: MedicalXpress

Biomedical Research
Dec 25, 2013

2013 Pew Scholar Creates One of ''The Best Scientific Visualizations of 2013''

Wired magazine has compiled a list of the year’s best scientific visualizations—including an image by 2013 Pew scholar Viviana Gradinaru. In collaboration with other researchers at California Institute of Technology, the assistant professor created a technique to make fatty tissues translucent and color-coded for easier study.

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Source: Wired

Biomedical Research
Sep 9, 2013

2013 Pew Scholar Honored By World Economic Forum

Viviana Gradinaru, a 2013 Pew scholar and assistant professor at California Institute of Technology, was one of 40 researchers from 19 countries to participate in the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2013. As a Young Scientist, Gradinaru engaged with leaders in business and politics with the goal of spurring scientific solutions to pressing global challenges.

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Source: World Economic Forum

Biomedical Research
Oct 3, 2013

2013 Pew Scholar Speaks at 2013 Allen Institute Symposium

  On September 26, Viviana Gradinaru, a  2013 Pew scholar and assistant professor at California Institute of Technology, spoke at the annual Allen Institute for Brain Science—which focused on neuroscience. Watch her talk, titled “Neuromodulation and Neurodegeneration Insights from optogenetics.”

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Source: Allen Institute

Nov 20, 2013

2013 Pew Scholar Wins Grand Challenges Explorations Grant from the Gates Foundation

Manu Prakash, a 2013 Pew scholar and assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, has been awarded a Grand Challenges Explorations Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As one of 81 winners selected from more than 2,700 proposals, Prakash’s team will develop an inexpensive electromagnetic detection device to diagnose infections of parasitic worms in people.

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Source: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Biomedical Research
Nov 6, 2013

2013 Pew Scholar Wins Prestigious Packard Fellowship

June Round, a 2013 Pew scholar and assistant professor of Pathology at the University of Utah, has been awarded the 2013 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. As one of 16 scientists selected to receive the $875,000 grant, Round will focus her research on bacteria in the gut—working to identify strategies to kill the disease-causing kind while maintaining “good” kind.

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Source: University of Utah Health Care

Biomedical Research
Oct 10, 2013

2013 Scholar Working to Understand Mechanisms of Overeating

Mark Andermann, a 2013 Pew Scholar and assistant professor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, conducts innovative research to determine the changes in the brain triggered by hunger and external food cues. Watch the video to learn more about how his work is shedding light on obesity and eating disorders.

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Source: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Biomedical Research
Nov 10, 2009

''3 Years After E. Coli Outbreak, Is Spinach Safer?''

''Three years after an E. coli outbreak, thought to be linked to spinach, took three lives and left 205 people sick, ABC's "Good Morning America" discovered that while the industry instituted new safety standards to prevent bacterial contamination, there are no requirements to test salad products before they get to market.''

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Source: ABC's Good Morning America

Food Hazards
Jan 2, 2013

A Mother's Plea for Swifter Implementation of Food Safety Regulations

An opinion editorial written by Kathleen Chrismer about the need for swift approval and implementation of new food safety regulations.

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Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Food Safety
Dec 12, 2011

''A Real Choice for Parents on Their Kids’ Health''

“At a time when 21 million students across the U.S. are receiving free or low-cost school lunches, Congress has voted to block new guidelines that would have limited the use of potatoes and sodium in the National School Lunch Program.”

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Source: The Huffington Post

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