Hopkins' Peter Agre receives 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry

r Peter and a tremendous day for the Hopkins community," adds Chi Dang, M.D., vice dean for research at Johns Hopkins. "The prize is not only a recognition of the important discoveries on how materials are transferred into and out of cells, but it also symbolic - in the case of Peter Agre - of being rewarded for a job superbly done with great depth, without fanfare. This should be an encouragement for the young scientists that persistence and dedication will yield the joy of discoveries and occasionally, fringe benefits. It also highlights that the prepared mind can turn serendipity, as in the case of the discovery of water channels, into a paradigm breaking moment."

William R Brody, M.D., Ph.D., president of the Johns Hopkins University, adds: "The world-wide Johns Hopkins community joins with the school of medicine in congratulating peter for his laboratory's great achievement."

Since a 1992 paper in Science by Agre and Hopkins physiologist Bill Guggino, Ph.D., which documented the discovery of the very first water channel protein, 10 more have been found in mammals, and hundreds more in plants, bacteria and other forms of life. In Agre's lab alone, aquaporins have been discovered to be part of the blood-brain barrier and also associated with critical water transport in skeletal muscle, lung and kidney. Members of Agre's lab also have found aquaporins in the eye and in salivary and tear glands. Researchers around the world now study aquaporins in many species of plants, bacteria and animals, and have linked aberrant water transport to a multitude of human diseases and conditions.

"I am so pleased that Peter has been recognized for his outstanding work on aquaporins," says Gerald Hart, Ph.D., director of biological chemistry, the division housing Agre's laboratory. "He has been part of the Johns Hopkins family for more than 20 years, and we just couldn't be prouder."

The discovery of aquaporin is an example of luck favoring the wel

Contact: Joanna Downer
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Hopkins young researchers honored for their contributions
2. Peter H. Arger, MD, receives the 2004 AIUM William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award
3. UIC professor receives international humanitarian award
4. Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant
5. Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense Innovator Award
6. GlaxoSmithKline receives unanimous favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix
7. NYU Child Study Center receives grant from the American Red Cross September 11 recovery program
8. Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
9. American Academy of Neurology program receives Grassroots Award
10. Orqis receives FDA approval to expand clinical trial of Cancion CRS therapy to 40 centers
11. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives SPORE grant for brain cancer research from NCI

Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many ... event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids ... of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and the loss ... author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six children, ten ... the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier pilot, he ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), ... of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides ... while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... HMP , a leader in healthcare events and education, today announced that ... for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during the Eddie & Ozzie Awards ... recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range of sectors. This year’s program included ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... $3,296 in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, ... By contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/18/2017)... , Sept. 18, 2017 EpiVax, ... of bioinformatics and immune engineering, today announced ... influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... to seasonal influenza and presents a challenge ... prior exposure to be effective. Using state-of-the-art ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... , Sept. 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the leading platform for ... the first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. ... by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly 800,000 data points ... ... ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... SAN FRANCISCO , Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... Lifecycle Management Solutions (VLMS), is pleased to announce ... as a member of its Board of Directors ... 2017. ValGenesis VLMS enables life science companies to ... eliminate the use of paper in this process. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: