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27 06, 2017

Winners of the 26th Annual MSMR Student Competition

At the MSMR Annual Meeting of Members on June 23rd, the following high school students were announced as the winners of the 2017 Student Competition. Each student who entered the Competition was asked to learn about a recent biomedical research discovery and report on at in the role of a reporter for the What […]

Fancy Footwear

According to evolutionary biologists, humans have been running for about two million years. For most of this time, running was essential to human survival activities like hunting, warfare, and fleeing danger produced better outcomes at a faster pace. It is only in the last few hundred years that […]

6 01, 2017

Beastcam’s 3D images record endangered species

“It is too late for the the Bramble Cay melomys and the Rabbs’ fringe-limbed tree frog—both declared extinct in 2016. It’s probably too late for the Northern White Rhino and the San Cristobal Vermillion Flycatcher, as well. As conservation biologists scramble to head off extinctions, one […]

5 12, 2016

2017 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences to Stephen Elledge of Harvard

Dr. Stephen Elledge Dr. Stephen Elledge

Stephen Elledge of Harvard Medical School, the University of California’s Harry Noller, Roeland Nusse of Stanford University, Yoshinori Ohsumi of Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Huda Zoghbi of Baylor College of Medicine have won 2017 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences. Each […]

25 10, 2016

What A Year! for middle and high school students and teachers

What A Year! explains a biomedical research breakthrough each month of the school year and gives some information about the people behind it. You can learn what’s going on in your scientific back yard, and to dig a lot deeper if you want.

Right now, someone is […]

16 09, 2016

MSMR’s 2016 Biomedical Research Day Honorees

Honorees with MSMR Board Chair Bill Barbo Honorees with MSMR Board Chair Bill Barbo

On Friday, October 21st, MSMR held its 10th annual Biomedical Research Day celebration. This year we recognized five individuals whose work has furthered biomedical research in Massachusetts, New England and the world.

This year’s […]

13 09, 2016

Dana-Farber’s William Kaelin, Jr. wins 2016 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research

Dr. Kaelin

The 2016 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award honors three physician-scientists for their discovery of the pathway by which cells from human and most animals sense and adapt to changes in oxygen availability, a process that is essential for survival. Scientists had long appreciated that […]

26 08, 2016

Biomedical Research Day is October 21st

The 2015 Honorees

Each year on October 21st we celebrate Biomedical Research Day. On that day we thank all of our colleagues who dedicate their work to to improving our understanding of the processes of life and to finding life-saving, life-changing cures. On October 21st we celebrate the […]