Among other superpowers, stem cells have a knack for fending off viruses like dengue and zika. Scientists have gained new insight into these curious defense strategies—knowledge they say could fuel the development of drugs against a range of diseases.
What is the Gairdner Foundation International Award?
The Gairdner Foundation is devoted to the recognition of outstanding achievement in biomedical research worldwide. The awards recognize individuals whose work or contribution constitutes tangible achievement in the field of medical science. Since 1959, when the first Gairdner Foundation International Awards were presented, 18 recipients have been associated with The Rockefeller University.