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September 13, 2003
Lasker Award honors Rockefeller University biochemist for pioneering studies of gene activation
Robert G. Roeder, Ph.D., a biochemist whose research has led to major advances in understanding how human genes are switched

Ancient Inca road in desperate need of protection
A preliminary study of the ancient highland road that linked the Inca Empire from southern Colombia to Central Chile, found that only 5 percent of the 8,500 km route is under some form of protection, and large sections of it have been lost entirely.

British scientists receive Lasker Prize for discovering new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
Two of Britain's leading biomedical researchers have received the prestigious 2003 Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research for their discovery of anti-TNF (tumour necrosis factor) treatment as an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and other related diseases.
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