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  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | Newswire
    Tags Bill Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Jean Laurent Casanova Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases August 8 2006 Science News Rockefeller researchers receive Gates Foundation grant for HIV vaccine research David Ho has received 24 7 million to lead a consortium of Rockefeller University investigators on a project that will attempt to design HIV vaccine candidates that specifically target dendritic cells More Tags Bill Melinda Gates Foundation

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  • Grand Challenges Explorations | Newswire
    new project aimed at understanding how a collection of genetically diverse errors in immunity leads to susceptibility to tuberculosis in children under 15 years old More Tags Bill Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Jean Laurent Casanova Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases Search for Categories Science News Awards and Honors Campus News Grants Gifts Topics Video Archive 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 more About Contact Follow rockefelleruniv Like

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  • Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases | Newswire
    Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Jean Laurent Casanova Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases March 11 2010 Science News Scientists pinpoint source of recurrent yeast infections in autoimmune syndrome It turns out that the immune system can create its own infections Scientists now report that the immune fighting proteins that keep yeast in check in healthy immune systems are under siege in patients with a rare autoimmune disorder known as APS 1 By pinpointing the cause of candidiasis in these patients the finding paves the way for treating these fungal infections with drugs that are already out in the market More Tags Jean Laurent Casanova Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases December 17 2009 Science News Mutation leads to new and severe form of bacterial disease Everybody gets sick but how sick you get is in your genes New research now reveals a mutation on a gene that makes children susceptible to a severe form of mycobacterial disease The work not only supports a controversial idea that certain genes evolved to combat specific bacteria but also reveals new mechanistic details of how the immune system fights off one of the planet s fiercest pathogens More Tags Jean Laurent Casanova

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  • Oliver Sacks, Awakenings Author, Receives Rockefeller University’s Lewis Thomas Prize | Newswire
    President Tom Sakmar The sparse economical direct and almost interactive style allows one to read and at the same time to reflect and to drift into the narrative We feel what he himself must have felt in the autobiographical book A Leg to Stand On We feel the vicarious horror for Dr P the man who mistook his wife for a hat How can the magnificent human brain play such horrific pranks on us Why cannot medical science and neurology describe in precise terms Dr P s infirmity It s because it takes a master of narrative like Dr Sacks to do it instead Sacks suggests There is often the idea that Science and Art are antithetical that they not only form two cultures but are located in different realms of the mind and perhaps even different hemispheres of the brain I have no sense of any such division in myself and I think Lewis Thomas whose own writings were invariably lucid transparent and beautiful however technical the subject had no sense of any such division either I think this sense of the beauty of science and of its proper expression in the beauty of language has characterized all the winners of the Lewis Thomas Prize and I feel greatly honored now to be included in their number Born and raised in England Sacks received the M D degree at the University of Oxford In 1965 he moved to New York City where he is a clinical professor of neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine adjunct professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine and consultant neurologist to the Little Sisters of the Poor and at Beth Abraham Hospital He also is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters The Lewis Thomas Prize

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  • Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande awarded Lewis Thomas Prize | Newswire
    by Aubrey Calo photographer Harvard School of Public Health Gawande practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women s Hospital and is a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and a professor in the department of health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health His book Complications which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2002 is a collection of stories about his experiences as a surgical resident With a disarming style Gawande details the sometimes alarming accounts of medical mishaps and miracles Better which was selected as one of the 10 best books of 2007 by Amazon com and The Checklist Manifesto published in 2009 are explorations of ways to improve patient outcomes including how a simple checklist in the operating room can have profound effects on health His books have all been New York Times bestsellers He has also written for The New Yorker magazine since 1998 Through his books Dr Gawande achieves the ideal of the Lewis Thomas Prize which is to write about science in a way that inspires others to think about it from a new perspective said Mike Young vice president for academic affairs and head of the Laboratory of Genetics who spoke at the award ceremony Dr Gawande is not only changing the way we think about best practices in medicine but also about the U S healthcare system After earning his B S from Stanford University Gawande received a master s degree in philosophy politics and economics from Balliol College at Oxford University where he was Rhodes Scholar He earned his M D from Harvard Medical School and his M P H from the Harvard School of Public Health Gawande has been a senior adviser in the Department of Health and Human Services in the

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  • Lewis Thomas Prize to honor mathematicians Steven Strogatz and Ian Stewart | Newswire
    beauty and fun in mathematics often with a historical perspective His recent book In Pursuit of the Unknown 17 Equations that Changed the World gives an account of mathematical discoveries that have contributed to human progress from Pythagoras Theorem to the Black Scholes Equation His other recent publications include Visions of Infinity The Great Mathematical Problems and Symmetry A Very Short Introduction Stewart has also written science fiction books and short stories In addition to many broadcast appearances and contributions to print publications Stewart has served as a mathematics consultant for New Scientist and Encyclopaedia Britannica With over 180 published research papers he remains an active research mathematician currently working on pattern formation chaos network dynamics and biomathematics Stewart s awards include the Royal Society s Faraday Medal IMA Gold Medal American Association for the Advancement of Science Public Understanding of Science and Technology Award LMS IMA Zeeman Medal and jointly with Martin Golubitsky the Balaguer Prize Stewart was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001 Stewart is also the author or co author of influential research texts including Galois Theory The Symmetry Perspective Singularities and Groups in Bifurcation Theory and Catastrophe Theory and Its Applications Strogatz graduated from Princeton in 1980 and then studied at Trinity College Cambridge as a Marshall Scholar He completed his doctoral work in applied mathematics at Harvard University followed by a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard and Boston University From 1989 to 1994 Strogatz taught in the Department of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology In 1994 he joined the Cornell faculty where he is now a professor of applied mathematics Strogatz opened a series of columns in The New York Times with a fundamental question What are numbers Building upon these essays his book The Joy of x takes readers from such basics to the questions tackled by modern mathematicians He is also the author of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Sync and The Calculus of Friendship and a frequent guest on public radio s Radiolab and Science Friday Early in his career as a mathematician Strogatz worked on problems in mathematical biology including the geometry of supercoiled DNA and the collective behavior of biological oscillators the topic of a Scientific American piece he coauthored with Stewart in 1993 In a highly cited 1998 Nature paper written with Duncan Watts also at Cornell Strogatz made perhaps his best known contribution to the field by introducing the concept of small world networks in which most nodes are only a few steps away from one another His awards include the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation MIT s E M Baker Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Communications Award from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics lifetime achievement award for the communication of mathematics to the general public and American Association for the Advancement of Science Public Engagement with Science Award among many others Strogatz was elected a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in

    Original URL path: http://newswire.rockefeller.edu/2015/03/13/lewis-thomas-prize-to-honor-mathematicians-steven-strogatz-and-ian-stewart/ (2016-02-13)
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  • In the News – New York Times Dot Earth – Ausubel | Newswire
    Recent chats with Jesse Ausubel of Rockefeller University drew me this week to remarkable new discoveries of traces of life in sediment layers up to 200 feet beneath the South Pacific Ocean seabed that were long presumed to be sterile Tags Jesse Ausubel newswire rockefeller edu Chemical tag marks future microRNAs for processing study shows Researchers master gene editing technique in mosquito that transmits deadly diseases Comments are closed Search

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  • Ian Stewart | Newswire
    The first mathematicians to receive the prize for writing about science Strogatz and Stewart will be honored at a ceremony in Caspary Auditorium on the evening of Monday March 30 More Tags Ian Stewart Jesse Ausubel Lewis Thomas Prize Steven Strogatz Search for Categories Science News Awards and Honors Campus News Grants Gifts Topics Video Archive 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 more About Contact Follow rockefelleruniv Like The Rockefeller University

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