Series Premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Mark your calendar for the premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, on Sunday, March 9, at 9:00 p.m. eastern/8:00 p.m. central time. This series is a new version of Carl Sagan's groundbreaking 1980 series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which is hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and will be aired on Fox and the National Geographic Channel. Executive producer Seth MacFarlane first met Tyson through the Science & Entertainment Exchange, the National Academy of Sciences program that connects the entertainment media with scientists. Read More »
PNAS Announces Six 2013 Cozzarelli Prize Recipients
This annual award acknowledges papers that reflect scientific excellence and originality and will be given to six papers published in PNAS during 2013. The award was established in 2005 and named in 2007 to honor late PNAS Editor-in-Chief Nicholas R. Cozzarelli.
The award recipients will be recognized during the PNAS Editorial Board Meeting and the NAS Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony on April 27, 2014 in Washington, DC. Read More »
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Bissell discovered that the stuff around cells—molecules called the "extracellular matrix"—can determine whether cells stay healthy or become sick. Mina Bissell is a distinguished scientist in the life sciences division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2010.
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Howard Brenner »
March 16, 1929 - February 17, 2014
David Kipnis »
May 23, 1927 - February 5, 2014
(Medical Physiology and Metabolism)