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November 2021 Newsletter

November 10, 2021
Read about the United States biomedical research enterprise, meet the 2021 Clinical Research Scholars, check your eligibility to enter next year's Essay Contest, and submit a nomination for the 2022 Lasker Awards.

October 2021 Newsletter

October 20, 2021
Read about the health effects of natural disasters, see how wildfires impact redwood forest ecology, get the tools to advocate for medical research, and join Karl Deisseroth for a tour of optogenetics.

September 2021 Newsletter

September 24, 2021
Read about the 2021 Lasker Awards in Basic Research, Clinical Research, and Special Achievement.

July 2021 Newsletter

July 13, 2021
Read the five winning entries of the 2021 Essay Contest and meet their authors. Learn about the health issues resulting from 'long Covid' in an opinion piece from Lasker President Claire Pomeroy.

The 2021 Lasker Essay Contest

JULY 13, 2021
We asked early-career medical professionals and research scientists about lessons learned from the pandemic. The Foundation received hundreds of thoughtful entries. Read the winning essays.

June 2021 Newsletter

June 15, 2021
Learn about some of the wide-ranging discoveries made in the field of neuroscience. And read our disease fact sheets that illustrate the impact of research investment on alleviating disease burden.

Exploring the Nervous System

June 15, 2021
Lasker Laureates have helped map the wiring of the brain, decipher the chemical communication between neurons, create innovative therapies for Parkinson's disease, and restore hearing to the deaf.

May 2021 Newsletter

May 12, 2021
Learn about revolutionary contributions made by Lasker Laureates in understanding and treating cardiovascular disease. And read an opinion piece on the importance of supporting the Biden Administration's revamped Cancer Moonshot.

April 2021 Newsletter

APRIL 14, 2021
Read about the role that Lasker Laureates have played in understanding and treating cancer. Listen as Cynthia Kenyon shares how following one’s interests can lead to unexpectedly fruitful results. And watch Max Cooper discuss the evolution of alternate adaptive immune systems.

Deciphering Cancer

APRIL 14, 2021
Lasker laureates shed light on "The Big C": from developing a theory of cancer to deploying immunotherapy and targeted molecular therapies.

Celebrating 100th Birthday

MARCH 7, 2021
What makes a great scientist? Lasker Laureate Evelyn Witkin says it is a combination of luck, an instinct for pursuing odd findings, and open-mindedness.

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