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Lasker Foundation Winners

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award >

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Kazutoshi Mori
Peter Walter

For discoveries concerning the unfolded protein response — an intracellular quality control system that detects harmful misfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum and signals the nucleus to carry out corrective measures.

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2014 Basic Award Interview

Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award >

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Mahlon R. DeLong

For the development of deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus, a surgical technique that reduces tremors and restores motor function in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease.

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2014 Clinical Award Interview

Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science >

image of special winner Mary-Claire King

For bold, imaginative, and diverse contributions to medical science and human rights — she discovered the BRCA1 gene locus that causes hereditary breast cancer and deployed DNA strategies that reunite missing persons or their remains with their families.

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2014 Special Achievement Award Interview

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