Pioneering stem cell researchers, innovative geneticists, and a tireless
advocate of breast cancer research and awareness are being honored this week
as recipients as the 2005 Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards. Now celebrating
its 60th anniversary, the Lasker Awards are the United States’ most
distinguished honor for contributions to basic and clinical medical research,
as well as public service on behalf of the medical research enterprise.
The Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research is shared by Ernest McCulloch,
MD, and James Till, PhD, of the Ontario Cancer Institute, in Toronto, Canada,
for experiments that first identified a blood-forming stem cell and set the
stage for current research on adult and embryonic stem cells.
Kuehn BM, Hampton T. 2005 Lasker Awards Honor Groundbreaking Biomedical Research, Public Service. JAMA. 2005;294(11):1327-1330. doi:10.1001/jama.294.11.1327