Scientific Prizes And Competitions

5 researchers share $500,000 prize for work on gene editing

Aug 15, 2017

Five researchers will share a $500,000 medical prize for their roles in developing a ground-breaking gene-editing tool that lets scientists alter the DNA of living cells

Chinese woman awarded $461K over run-in with US border agent

Aug 8, 2017

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Chinese businesswoman who was injured during a 2004 confrontation with American border agents at Niagara Falls and sued the U.S. government

The Latest: Manager named to lead Ohio opioid challenge

Aug 8, 2017

The firm chosen to lead Ohio's Opioid Technology Challenge has managed similar competitions for NASA and the Department of Homeland Security

The Latest: US wants Liu to be able to choose medical care

Jul 13, 2017

U.S. officials want Chinese authorities to allow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo and his family the freedom to choose his medical care

Foreign doctors deem ill Chinese Nobel laureate OK to travel

Jul 9, 2017

Two foreign specialists who visited Liu Xiaobo say the cancer-stricken Nobel Peace Prize laureate is well enough to travel abroad for treatment, apparently contradicting statements by Chinese experts who say a medical evacuation would be unsafe

University of Illinois cancels scientist talk after backlash

May 17, 2017

The University of Illinois has cancelled plans to host a talk by Nobel Laureate James Watson after faculty raised concerns about his discredited views on race and intelligence

Dustin Hoffman & Judi Dench receive Int'l Emmy nominations

Sep 26, 2016

Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench are nominated for International Emmys for their roles in the BBC One TV movie "Roald Dahl's Esio Trot." Brazil has a leading 7 nominations, followed by Britain with 6, including best actor and actress for Hoffman and Dench

WADA says Russian hackers published athletes' medical data

Sep 13, 2016

The World Anti-Doping Agency says Russian hackers broke into its database and posted some athletes' confidential medical data online

F1 Renault driver Magnussen expects to compete at Italian GP

Aug 30, 2016

Formula One driver Kevin Magnussen expects to compete at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix after medical checks showed no serious injury to his left ankle following a heavy crash at last weekend's Belgian GP

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