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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

Stanley Prusiner

Title: Director, Inst. of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Affiliation:   University of California, San Francisco
    San Francisco, California 94143 USA
Gender:   Male

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Award Discipline:   Biological Sciences
Award Year:   2009
Citation:   "For his discovery of prions, the causative agent of bovine spongiform encephalopathy and other related neurodegenerative diseases, and his continuing efforts to develop effective methods for detecting and treating prion diseases. "
    Presented by President Barack H. Obama in the East Room of the White House on November 17, 2010.


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