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Former Albany Med prize winner shares Nobel

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Albany Medical Center’s Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research is starting to seem like a prerequisite for future Nobel Prize-winning scientists. Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, a scientist whose research into hormones and cell receptors broke ground for some of today’s common prescription drugs, was awarded the Nobel in chemistry just five years after he won Albany Med’s prize. The Bronx native’s Nobel designation comes less than a week after stem cell pioneer Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto ...

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