New & Noteworthy

The Lasker Foundation publishes science news and videos to raise awareness of medical discoveries. Browse by category to find our recurring series, or by topic to find articles that interest you:

In memoriam: Günter Blobel

Feb. 21, 2018

Günter Blobel, whose fruitful pursuit of the signal hypothesis yielded a 1993 Lasker Award in Basic Medical Research, has passed away at 81.

Ruslan Medzhitov: Toll-like receptors and adaptive immunity

Feb. 16, 2018

Ruslan Medzhitov provides a historical perspective that frames his involvement in the discovery of toll-like receptors.

The 2018 Lasker Essay Contest is now open!

Feb. 6, 2018

Learn more about the essay topic, eligibility criteria, prizes, and submission guidelines. Deadline is March 30.

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