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Since 2002, researchers have reported that agricultural communities in the hot and humid Pacific Coast of Central...
Balkan endemic kidney disease surfaced in the 1950s and for decades defied attempts to finger the cause. It occurred...
The Pyrenean ibex, an impressive mountain goat that lived in the central Pyrenees in Spain, went extinct in 2000. But a...
Tight budgets are forcing NASA to consider turning off one or more planetary science projects that have completed their...
Ebola is not a stranger to West Africa—an outbreak in the 1990s killed chimpanzees and sickened one researcher. But the...
In an as-yet-unpublished report, an international panel of geoscientists has concluded that a pair of deadly...
Tropical disease experts tried and failed before to eradicate yaws, a rare disfiguring disease of poor countries. Now,...
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Fighting Allergies, Designing With Nature
28 April 2000 5:00 pm
Hay fever season is an appropriate time for this year's Japan Prize: Kimishige Ishizaka, 74, the man who discovered immunoglobulin E--an infection-fighting protein implicated in allergic responses--today won 50 million yen ($485,000) for his work on "host defense." Ishizaka, president emeritus of the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology in California, developed a method of detecting minute quantities of proteins in solutions that is now a standard tool in studying cytokines, signaling proteins released by cells.
The year's other prize, for city planning, went to Scottish-born landscape architect Ian McHarg, 79, professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and author of a pathbreaking 1969 book, Design With Nature. He was honored for incorporating ecological concerns in community and regional planning.