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November 2022 Newsletter

NOV. 15, 2022
Read about Lasker-winning research that has improved the health of mothers and their children, listen to our podcast Classic Lasker featuring Robert Edwards, and view the 2022 Lasker Public Lecture with Dennis Lo.

Classic Lasker: Robert G. Edwards

NOV. 15, 2022
Millions of babies have been conceived through IVF, but developing the technology took decades. Robert Edwards guides us through the seminal research.

October 2022 Newsletter

OCT. 26, 2022
Read about Lasker scientists that developed vaccines against infectious diseases, listen to our podcast featuring James Darnell, and view the latest video shorts from our series Ask a Scientist. The Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Lasker Awards.

Shots Heard Around the World

OCT. 26, 2022
Learn about the Lasker Laureates who developed vaccines that benefit billions of people, sparing much of the world's population from a rogue's gallery of illnesses.

Classic Lasker: James Darnell Jr. 

OCT. 26, 2022
Lasker Laureate James Darnell details the discovery of RNA processing—just one of the fields that he broke open during his career. 

September 2022 Newsletter

SEPT. 28, 2022
Announcing the 2022 Lasker Awards in Basic Research, Clinical Research, and Public Service. Meet the winners and read about their accomplishments.

July 2022 Newsletter

July 13, 2022
Congratulations to the six winners of the 2022 Essay Contest, read their essays! Watch more videos from our series Ask a Scientist.

June 2022 Newsletter

June 14, 2022
Read about the Lasker Public Service Awards, listen to our podcast Classic Lasker featuring William Foege, and view short videos from our new series Ask a Scientist.

Classic Lasker: William Foege

June 14, 2022
William Foege helped eradicate smallpox, served as the CDC director, and trained young public health professionals. Listen as Foege shares the trials and triumphs of his career.

May 2022 Newsletter

May 10, 2022
Read about Marc Feldmann's contributions to the fight against rheumatoid arthritis, watch Katalin Karikó discuss the development of mRNA therapies, and listen to the third episode of our podcast Classic Lasker, featuring Ralph Steinman.

Classic Lasker: Ralph Steinman

May 10, 2022
Ralph Steinman eloquently explains the role of dendritic cells and what it felt like to receive the Lasker award.

Katalin Karikó: Developing mRNA for Therapy

MAY 5, 2022
In the 2022 Lasker-APSA Lecture, Katalin Karikó traces the history of messenger RNA, from its discovery in the early 1960s, through the modifications that enabled it to be used to rapidly deploy effective Covid-19 vaccines, and then looks forward toward the development of new mRNA therapies.

April 2022 Newsletter

APRIL 6, 2022
Read about Matthew Meselson's lifelong accomplishments in science and public service and check out the second episode of our podcast Classic Lasker, featuring Janet Rowley.

Matthew Meselson: A Double Life

APR. 6, 2022
Read about Matthew Meselson, who was recognized with a Lasker Award for his extraordinary contributions to two different areas of the scientific enterprise: molecular biology and public policy.

Classic Lasker: Janet Rowley

APR. 6, 2022
Janet Rowley had to wait nine months to start medical school because the quota for women had been filled. She went on to win a Lasker Award for transforming our understanding of the genetics of cancer, making it possible to diagnose cancer at the molecular level. Listen to her story.

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