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PNAS announces six 2014 Cozzarelli Prize recipients

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

WASHINGTON - The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Editorial Board has selected six papers published by PNAS in 2014 to receive the Cozzarelli Prize, an award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the scientific disciplines represented by the National Academy of Sciences. Papers selected were chosen from more than 3,500 research articles that appeared in the journal last year and represent the six broadly defined classes under which the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is organized.

The annual award acknowledges papers that reflect scientific excellence and originality. The award was established in 2005 and named in 2007 to honor late PNAS Editor-in-Chief Nicholas R. Cozzarelli. The 2014 awards will be presented at the PNAS Editorial Board meeting, and awardees will be recognized at an awards ceremony during the NAS Annual Meeting on April 26, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

2014 Cozzarelli Prize Recipients

Class I (Physical and Mathematical Sciences):

"A high-precision timeline for Earth's most severe extinction," by Seth D. Burgess, Samuel Bowring, and Shu-zhong Shen

Link: http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1317692111

A commentary accompanying this article is available: http://www.pnas.org/content/111/9/3203

Class II (Biological Sciences):

"A propagating ATPase gradient drives transport of surface-confined cellular cargo," by Anthony G. Vecchiarelli, Keir C. Neuman, and Kiyoshi Mizuuchi

Link: http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1401025111

A commentary accompanying this article is available: http://www.pnas.org/content/111/13/4741.full

Class III (Engineering and Applied Sciences):

"Sphericity and symmetry breaking in the formation of Frank-Kasper phases from one-component materials," by Sangwoo Lee, Chris Leighton, and Frank S. Bates

Link: http://www.pnas.org/content/111/50/17723.full

A commentary accompanying this article is available: http://www.pnas.org/content/111/50/17698

Class IV (Biomedical Sciences):

"Transfer of noncoding DNA drives regulatory rewiring in bacteria," by Yaara Oren, Mark B. Smith, Nathan I. Johns, Millie Kaplan Zeevi, Dvora Biran, Eliora Z. Ron, Jukka Corander, Harris H. Wang, Eric J. Alm, and Tal Pupko

Link: http://www.pnas.org/content/111/45/16112.full

A commentary accompanying this article is available: http://www.pnas.org/content/111/45/15865

Class V (Behavioral and Social Sciences):

"Neural and cognitive characteristics of extraordinary altruists," by Abigail A. Marsh, Sarah A. Stoycos, Kristin M. Brethel-Haurwitz, Paul Robinson, John W. VanMeter, and Elise M. Cardinale

Link: http://www.pnas.org/content/111/42/15036

A commentary accompanying this article is available: http://www.pnas.org/content/111/42/14966

Class VI (Applied Biological, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences):

"China's international trade and air pollution in the United States," by Jintai Lin, Da Pan, Steven J. Davis, Qiang Zhang, Kebin He, Can Wang, David G. Streets, Donald J. Wuebbles, and Dabo Guan

Link: http://www.pnas.org/content/111/5/1736.full

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