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Jim Allison wins 2015 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize

Jim Allison, Ph.D., chair of Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, received the 2015 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize Saturday in recognition of his work opening a completely new way to treat cancer.
"In immunotherapy, it's not the tumor but the immune system that is targeted. This marks a new therapeutic principle in oncology," the Scientific Council of the Paul Ehrlich Foundation wrote, explaining

Tang Prize Inaugurates New Lecture at EB 2015

An annual gathering of biology’s best and brightest from all over the world, Experimental Biology (EB) attracts over 14,000 experts and scientists and over 300 commercial representatives from more than 65 countries to meet and discuss the latest research, trends, and products in the diverse field of biology. Topics covered at the event are comprehensive, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, nutrition, and pharmacology.

Tang laureate establishes scholarship for young researchers

Taipei, Feb. 13 (CNA) Chinese American historian and Tang Prize (唐獎) laureate Yu Ying-shih (余英時) has decided to use his NT$10 million (US$319,124) research grant to set up a scholarship in Taiwan with the hope of encouraging young researchers in the field of humanities, according to the Tang Prize Foundation.

Tang Prize Foundation CEO Chern Jenn-chuan (陳振川) and Huang Chin-shing (黃進興...

Elders Present Four Proposals for UN Reform

The Elders, an independent group of world leaders who play an advisory role to the UN, has called for a series of UN reforms, including regarding the membership of the UN Security Council and selection of the UN Secretary-General, on the occasion of the UN's 70th year.

In a joint statement to the Munich Security Conference, where they were represented by the Chair, Kofi Annan, Deputy Chair Gro Harlem Brundtland, Martti Ahtisaari and Graca Machel...

Russian Academy of Sciences Vice Chair Shows Optimism for Tang Prize

In the middle of a series of visits to important science-related institutions in Taiwan, members of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS) visited the Tang Prize Foundation on Friday (December 26) to learn about the organization and operations of the prize. Led by branch Vice-chairman Vasily Fomin and Director Vadim Lebiga of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, the researchers were met by Tang Prize Foundation CEO Dr. Jenn-Chuan Chern, who

Tang Prize Foundation Visits ANU Conference—Taiwan: the View from the South

2014 will remain in the memory of people around the world for various reasons—the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the Winter Olympics in Sochi in the sports arena, and of course new technologies and ideas. But the year will hold a special place in the memory of Taiwan for one reason—2014 saw the awarding of the first ever Tang Prize to its inaugural laureates.

National Medal of Science Recipient Shu Chien Praises Efforts of Tang Prize

Shu Chien, the American physiologist best known for his work in the dynamics of blood flow in the human circulatory system, visited the Tang Prize Foundation in Taipei on Monday. Chien and his wife applauded both the prize and its founder Dr. Samuel Yin for their support of science and education, efforts that Dr. Yin has sustained for over 20 years

Academia Sinica head praises Tang Prize as platform to showcase Taiwan

Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) The first Tang Prize, awarded this year, helps showcase Taiwan and its ability to guide international research, the president of Academia Sinica told reporters.wong

The award and related events not only highlighted the laureates, but "all of Taiwan," including its arts, culture and lifestyle, said Chi-Huey Wong, head of Taiwan's top research institute ...

Tang Prize encourages practical application of research: NTU president

Taipei, Oct. 14 (CNA) Unlike the Nobel Prize, the Tang Prize, a Taiwanese-founded international award, emphasizes the practical application of research, according to the president of National Taiwan University.
In the category of biopharmaceutical science, for example, the award granted is for research that can be applied practically, Yang Pan-chyr told CNA in an interview earlier this month.

Taiwanese Nobel laureate talks on sustainability, Tang Prize

Taipei, Oct. 13 (CNA) The government and people of Taiwan should seriously reflect on former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland's advice on sustainable development issues, said Nobel laureate Lee Yuan-tseh.

Brundtland, who won the first Tang Prize in Sustainable Development this year, "hit the nail on the head" when she pointed out the problem of low taxation and fossil fuel subsidies in Taiwan during her visit in September, Lee told CNA in an interview in early October.

Tang laureate Albie Sachs a model for Taiwan: local lawyer

Taipei, Oct. 12 (CNA) The life and work of Albie Sachs, a former justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and winner of the first Tang Prize in Rule of Law, ought to be treated as important references for Taiwan's legal and political circles, a prominent local lawyer told CNA.

Sachs' life and the rulings he made on cases such as same-sex marriage and the death penalty can offer guidance for Taiwan when addressing the same issues.....

Tang Prize organizer sets sights on world status

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) The organizer of the Tang Prize, an international award established by Taiwanese entrepreneur Samuel Yin that is aimed at supplementing the Nobel Prize, has expressed hope that the award will grow in time to become one that is respected by the international community.

In an interview with CNA in late September, Tang Prize Foundation CEO Chern Jenn-chuan said......
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