By MALCOLM RITTER, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven scientists have won prestigious medical awards for their contributions to biomedicine, including the development of liver transplants.
The awards were announced Monday by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. Each prize is worth $250,000.
The award for clinical medical research goes to Dr. Thomas Starzl (STAR-zul) of the University of Pittsburgh and Dr. Roy Calne, an emeritus professor at Cambridge University, for developing liver transplantation.
An award for basic medical research is split among three scientists for discoveries about biological machines that make muscles contract and carry out other jobs within cells. A third award is shared by two scientists for their genetic discoveries and efforts to promote research in biomedicine.
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