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Researchers, Aid Group Win Lasker Awards

Three researchers and an international aid group have won Lasker Awards, among the most prestigious prizes for excellence in medical research. The awards, sometimes called "America's Nobels," are given in three categories with prizes of $250,000 in each of them. They will be presented in Manhattan on September 18.  The awards program is administered by the Lasker Foundation, which promotes medical research. Scientists Evelyn Witkin and Stephen Elledge shared the...

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