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A Lifetime of Achievement, Driven by Sheer Excitement: Dr. Richard Aster Receives 2019 Wallace H. Coulter Award
Richard Aster, MD, has been awarded the 2019 Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology. He is a professor in the departments of medicine and pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and a Senior Investigator at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin –...
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When Philip Greenberg, MD, was interviewed by Dr. Donnall Thomas, Nobel Prize laureate and past ASH President, for a position at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in the 1970s, he pitched what was then a zany idea. “I told him that bone marrow transplants were...
Sriram Krishnaswamy, PhD, and Jeffrey Weitz, MD, FRCPC, are the recipients of the 2019 Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize. Dr. Ernest Beutler’s first research publication in 1952 initiated his long-standing career in science and eventually hematology. His commitment to...
Each year on the final day of the ASH annual meeting, the Late-Breaking Abstracts (LBAs) Session presents novel, substantive, and groundbreaking research that was not available in time for the standard ASH abstract submission deadline. And if you are still looking for...
On Monday, the Director of the Division of Hematology Products in the Office of Hematology and Oncology Products at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ann Farrell, MD, chaired the two special ASH-FDA Joint Symposia focusing on new drugs for nonmalignant and...
There have been years when the hemostasis and thrombosis community might have felt a little left behind at the ASH annual meeting. However, here in Orlando, sessions on hemostasis and thrombosis were discussed front and center. From the stimulating Friday Scientific...
“In God we trust. All others must bring data.” The amount of data generated from the dawn of humanity until 2003 was 5 exabytes. Since then, 5 exabytes of data are created every two days. There is no doubt that our ability to collect and store data has exponentially...
From the stock market to politics, keeping gains and losses straight these days can be confusing. Scientific gains and losses can be equally overwhelming. Thankfully, in Monday’s Scientific Spotlight Session on Redox Biology in Thrombosis, the pathways involved in...
In 1971, Alfred Knudson, MD, PhD, originally formulated the two-hit hypothesis, which states that most genes require two mutations for a change to occur; this aided the medical community’s understanding of how tumors form. We now know that the two-hit hypothesis can...