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    • Pew Scholar’s Revolutionary Research Aims to Reverse Blindness

      For decades, researchers have thought that damage to nerve cells in the central nervous system of humans and other mammals was irreversible. But today, new research by Andy Huberman, a 2013 Pew scholar and associate professor of neurobiology at Stanford University, has upended that theory—and sparked a revolution in the way that scientists study nerve regeneration. Read More

    • Why Are Cancer Cells So Aggressive?

      Two Pew scholars worked together to explore the roots of aggressive cancers, and published their findings in the May 26 issue of Cell Reports. Agnel Sfeir, a 2014 Pew-Stewart Scholar for Cancer Research at New York University’s Langone School of Medicine, and Eros Lazzerini Denchi, a 2011 Pew scholar at the Scripps Research Institute, discovered that when two proteins (POT1 and p53)... Read More

    • Exceptional Early-Career Scientists Named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

      The Pew Charitable Trusts today named 22 exceptional early-career scientists as Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences. The 2016 class of Pew biomedical scholars is drawn from prestigious institutions across the country, with each scholar receiving four years of flexible funding to pursue foundational, innovative research. Read More

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