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Since 1945, the Lasker Awards have been granted by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation to recognize “the contributions of scientists, physicians, and public servants who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human disease.” This year’s recipients include Michael N. Hall, who “discovered the nutrient-activated TOR proteins and their central role in the metabolic control of cell growth.” James P. Allison, a 2015 recipient, “discovered and developed a monoclonal antibody therapy that unleashes the immune system to combat cancer.” Over 80 recipients of Lasker Awards have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. Which is one reason many people were lef... Full story

13 September