What A Year! for middle and high school students and teachers

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What A Year! explains a biomedical research breakthrough each month of the school year and gives some information about the people behind it. You can learn what’s going on in your scientific back yard, and to dig a lot deeper if you want.

Right now, someone is announcing a new insight or a new discovery that could have a huge impact on all of us. Guaranteed.

But most of us don’t read scientific journals or attend scientific conferences. So we do not hear about such discoveries. The news doesn’t always make it onto TV or newspapers. Even finding it on the Internet is hard sometimes. And then it’s presented for the benefit of other scientists, not students in middle and high school.

The mission of  What A Year! is to bring you great news in biomedical research in a way that you can appreciate and understand.

Each month we’ll put a new story here. What kind? Something that opens a whole new window on human or animal life. Or, something that might, after more research and development, lead to a cure for an illness, or a new way to treat a medical condition.

Check it out.

MSMR’s 2016 Biomedical Research Day Honorees

Honorees with MSMR Board Chair Bill Barbo Honorees with MSMR Board Chair Bill Barbo

On Friday, October 21st, MSMR held its 10th annual Biomedical Research Day celebration. This year we recognized five individuals whose work has furthered biomedical research in Massachusetts, New England and the world.

This year’s Honorees are:

Diana Bianchi, MD “We honor her for her for her innovative work at the forefront of pediatrics, genetics and metabolism research, particularly with an emphasis on non-invasive research.”

Michael Ehlers, MD, PhD “We honor him for his leading role in neuroscience discovery and in bringing new therapies from the laboratory to the patient.”

Linda Griffith, PhD “We honor her for her work in the under-researched area of endometriosis and for her fundamental contribution to the science and building of organs on chips.”

Celia Schiffer, PhD “We honor her for her research and for her teaching, mentorship, and leadership in bringing underrepresented minorities and women into science.”

Brian S. Dempsey “We honor him for his commitment to funding, supporting and furthering the biomedical research enterprise in the Commonwealth.”

Full details are here.

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