Collins Shares Stage with Rock Star Perry

NIH director Dr. Francis Collins (above, l) performed recently to raise science’s profile. He shared the stage with (above, r) Dr. Rudy Tanzi of Harvard (l) and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry. NIH’ers can now say, “My boss is a rock star.” That’s because NIH director Dr. Francis Collins jammed with Aerosmith’s Joe Perry for the […]

Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., Named a Scientific Hero and "Rock Star of Science" by Geoffrey Beene Gives Back® and GQ Magazine

NEW YORK, N.Y. (Nov. 17, 2010) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is pleased to announce that Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., its chief science officer, has been named a “Rock Star of Science” by Geoffrey Beene Gives Back® and GQ Magazine who have joined forces, along with the Entertainment Industry Foundation/SU2C, […]

Scientists and musicians: separated at birth?

Chris Mooney, contributor Thanks to his participation in the 2010 rock stars of science photo shoot that just appeared in the December 2010 “Men of the Year” issue of GQ, geneticist Emil Kakkis now has a pretty freakin’ cool guitar. In a spread that pairs up 19 biomedical scientists – including Nobel laureates Elizabeth Blackburn […]

Welcome Back Awards Recognize Outstanding Contributions in the Fight Against Depression

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Five individuals will be recognized for outstanding achievements in the fight against depression at the 13th annual Welcome Back Awards ceremony on February 29 in Washington, D.C. Since 1998, the Welcome Back Awards have helped to promote awareness that depression — an all too often misunderstood illness — is real, […]

Lilly Introduces Global ‘Innovation Starts Here’ Initiative to Foster Innovation and Quality Science

BRUSSELS, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) today announced the launch of its global Innovation Starts Here initiative which supports Lilly’s commitment to speeding the delivery of innovative new medicines to patients around the world. Two key components of this initiative include the Lilly Research Awards Program and the Lilly Innovation […]

NAPA Draft Plan Released

The NAPA Advisory Council has released the draft National Plan today (bill summary available here). The plan includes a goal to stop the disease by 2025, which marks the first time the federal government has adopted a time frame to stop Alzheimer’s. The plan also recognizes the need for increasing enrollment in clinical trials, compressing […]

Would You Want to Know If You’re at Risk for Alzheimer’s?

Would You Want to Know If You’ll Get Alzheimer’s? Meryl Comer:  We’re in a world of genomics.  James Watson who co-discovered the double-helix structure of DNA had his genome mapped and was only the second to have done it.  The cost has come down considerably.  I think it was a million dollars to have it […]