GW Hosts Leaders in the Field of Thymosins in Health and Disease
GW Presents The 2012 Abraham White Scientific, Humanitarian, and Public Service Awards at the 3rd International Symposium on Thymosins in Health and Disease
WASHINGTON (March 15, 2012) —The George Washington University is host to the world's leaders in the area of research that focuses on Thymosins— small proteins present in many animal tissues that have diverse biological activities— Two in particular, thymosins α1 and β4, have potentially important uses in medicine, and research has already progressed from the laboratory to the clinic.
The event is the Third International Symposium on Thymosins in Health and Disease, which is taking place on the GW campus, March 14 - 16.
As part of the symposium, GW will present the 2012 Abraham White Scientific, Humanitarian, and Public Service Awards, which honor individuals who have made unique contributions to science and medicine. Notable past recipients include Nobel laureates Bengt Samuelsson, M.D.; Julius Axelrod, M.D.; Michael Brown, M.D.; Joseph Goldstein, M.D.; and Tim Hunt, Ph.D., in addition to a number of other distinguished scientists.
This evening, the award will be presented to the following awardees:
The symposium is co-hosted by Dr. Allan Goldstein, GW Professor and Emeritus Chairman, and the researcher who discovered the thymosins in the mid 1960s, from investigations of the role of the thymus in development of the vertebrate immune system; and Dr. Enrico Garaci, President of the Instituto Superiore di Sanita and Professor of Microbiology at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata." World renowned leaders in the study of Thymosins are presenting their research in the areas of cardiovascular disease; neurodegenerative diseases and brain trauma; wound healing; immunomodulation, infectious diseases and tolerance; cancer; vaccines and more, are presenting at the meeting. A full list of speakers can be viewed at: www.thymosin.com
For more information about the symposium, please contact: Anne Banner at 202-994-2261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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