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Dr. Alfred Saah Talks Funding Innovative Research

Part of Dr. Saah and Merck’s efforts involve collaborating and funding basic scientific research. See why Dr. Saah thinks funding innovative, outside the box research is so essential for the future of medical breakthroughs....

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Dr. Bea Mintz: The Pioneer of Transgenics—and So Much More

  Changing a cancerous cell into a normal cell would seem to be the very definition of a holy grail: a lofty goal that is all but impossible to achieve. And yet, it has already been done. It was 1975 when the seminal work of Dr. Beatrice (“Bea”) Mintz showed…...

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Dr. John Schiller Discusses the Power of NFCR Funding

Dr. Schiller and Dr. Lowy’s work is made possible through funding from foundations like NFCR that support innovative outside the box research responsible for major medical discoveries. See why Dr. Schiller thinks funding a wider range of research has the possibility of making a big impact.  ...

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Szent-Györgyi Prize Winner Profile Series: Dr. James Allison: The Main Act

“How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.” The words of acclaimed physicist Niels Bohr can be thought to apply to the somewhat counterintuitive notion that by engineering an element of the human body’s wondrous natural defense network to disengage, well-being…...

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Dr. Doug Lowy on the Future of Cancer Research

Dr. Lowy, in collaboration with Dr. John Schiller, has been awarded the 2018 Szent-Györgyi prize for Progress in Cancer Research for their development of a preventive vaccine for human papilloma virus, which is the leading cause of cervical cancer cases. See why Dr. Lowy thinks that the problems with cancer…...

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Szent-Györgyi Prize Winner Profile Series: Peter Vogt: The Game Changer

The term “game changer” didn’t come into English usage until 1993, and since then it has been driven into the ground from overuse. But when applied to Dr. Peter Vogt, it is more than just hyperbole or overzealous marketing. When you are talking about the person that identified src, the…...

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Szent-Györgyi Prize Winner Profile Series: Frederick Alt: It’s Personal

Ask 100 physicians why they got into medicine and you’ll get 100 different answers: Some take the noble route and want to help people, others are just hardwired for it and still others learned early on that potential mates tend to worship doctors (or at least their mothers do!). And…...

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Szent-Györgyi Prize Winner Profile Series: Web Cavenee: In the Genes

In 2016, archeologists working in the Swartkrans Cave in South Africa found a piece of foot bone belonging to a hominid dating back 1.6 to 1.8 million years. This alone would create a buzz among scientists. But it was what was on the bone that generated headlines: This ancient human…...

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Dr. Michael Hall on Why Funding is So Important for Cancer Research

Dr. Hall and many other scientist’s innovative research would not be possible without support and funding from private foundations such as the National Foundation for Cancer Research. See why Dr. Hall believes funding plays such an important role in cancer research....

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Dr. Harold Dvorak: The Trailblazer

“Tumors are wounds that don’t heal,” says Harold Dvorak, M.D., and if that sounds like an overly simplification, it is a foregone conclusion that some of the most complicated problems have very simple beginnings. A scientist funded by the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) from 1980 to 2016, Dr.…...

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