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Breakthroughs in Parkinson's Treatment and Breast Cancer Genes Win Lasker Awards

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mary-Claire King tells us about her discovery the BRCA1 gene locus and Dr. Alim Louis Benabid explains his pioneering research in treating Parkinson's disease.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Lasker Award Winners

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Lasker Award-winners Richard Scheller and Blake Wilson talk about the research that earned them this coveted science prize this year. Dr. Richard Scheller is receiving an award for discoveries concerning molecular machinery and regulatory mechanism that underlie the rapid release of neurotransmitters, and  Dr. Wilson is receiving an award for the development of the modern cochlear implant, a device that allows individuals with profound deafness to hear.

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