Newsletter - Apr17 - 02
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April 2017
 
 
Top Articles
 
 
Biomaterials at the Heart of Regeneration
 
Three cardiac experts discuss how bioengineering novel scaffolds, gels, and matrices can restore functionality in hearts after myocardial injury.
 
 
 
 
The Problem with Pain
 
The search for new analgesics continues on, but why is chronic pain such a difficult puzzle to solve? Prominent pain researchers tell us why – and how we may be able to overcome the hurdles.
 
 
 
 
Breaking the Back of Breakbone Fever
 
Defeating dengue was no easy feat. Read about how developing Dengvaxia – the first dengue vaccine – was like a game of snakes and ladders.
 
 
 
 
 
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Awards
 
 
Humanity in Science Award 2017: Nominations Now Open
 
Calling all philanthropic scientists – nominations for the 2017 Humanity in Science Award are now open. The award – and prize money of $25,000 – will be presented to recognize a recent scientific breakthrough that can have a positive impact on people’s lives worldwide. The 2016 award recognized the "Development of a new paper and flexible material-based diagnostic biosensing platform that could be used to remotely detect and determine treatment options for HIV, E-coli, Staphylococcus aureas and other bacteria." Could the 2017 winner be you or someone you know?
Full details and conditions available.

Nominations close May 1st.