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June 18th, 2020

The Blavatnik Family Foundation is supporting the fight against COVID-19 locally, nationally and around the world. [...]

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June 30th, 2020

On March 5, 2020, the New York Academy of Sciences celebrated the Laureates and Finalists and winners of the 2020 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom. The one-day symposium featured fast-paced, engaging research updates from nine scientists working in diverse fields within life sciences, chemistry, and physical sciences and engineering. This year’s Blavatnik UK honorees are probing the deepest mysteries ranging from the universe to the human mind, tackling longstanding questions that have occupied scientists and philosophers for millennia. [...]

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June 26th, 2020

In episode 4 of Read Smart, Razia explores the art of biography with Baillie Gifford Prize alumni, Sir Jonathan Bate, Lucy Hughes-Hallett and William Feaver. Lucy Hughes-Hallet won the Baillie Gifford Prize in 2013 with The Pike, Sir Jonathan Bate was shortlisted in 2015 with Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life and William Feaver was shortlisted in 2019 with The Lives of Lucian Freud: Youth. Read Smart Podcast is commissioned by The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction and is generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.  [...]

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June 24th, 2020

Yale researchers have discovered a “jamming signal” that blocks a powerful immune system stimulant called interleukin-18 (IL-18) from reaching tumors, including in cancers that are resistant to conventional immunotherapy treatments, they report June 24 in the journal Nature. Primary funding for the research was provided by the National Cancer Institute’s Immuno-Oncology Translational Network, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale. [...]

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