medical research http://wamc.org en Karen Hitchcock: Medical Research: It’s A Matter Of Life And Death http://wamc.org/post/karen-hitchcock-medical-research-it-s-matter-life-and-death <p>Fifty years ago, a tiny newborn struggled for life. Born five and a half weeks premature, the son of then President John F. Kennedy was one of some 25,000 infants who succumbed annually to Respiratory Distress Syndrome, or RDS, the then leading cause of death in premature newborns.</p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 19:37:02 +0000 Karen Hitchcock 72031 at http://wamc.org Stephen Gottlieb: Medical Research http://wamc.org/post/stephen-gottlieb-medical-research <p>The Supreme Court’s decision that no company can patent genes but can patent its tests for genetic information is the tip of a large iceberg. We have gotten used to believing that the patent process is the only way that new drugs and treatments are developed, and that private industry is the only source of that work. Nothing could be further from the truth but the attack on government activity may make it true.</p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:49:00 +0000 Stephen Gottlieb 67839 at http://wamc.org Midday Magazine - Dr. James Darnell jr. and Dr. Robert Roeder http://wamc.org/post/midday-magazine-dr-james-darnell-jr-and-dr-robert-roeder <p>The Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Bio-Medical Research will officially be awarded May 11th in Albany, but the winners of the prize have already been announced. Drs. James Darnell junior and Robert Roeder both with the Rockefeller University in New York City will share the award of $500,000, which is the largest monetary award in the U.S., second only to the Nobel Prize. Both men are being honored for their work to unlock the secrets of DNA, and RNA processing, that is how cells express their genetic information. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:53:16 +0000 36071 at http://wamc.org