Toshihide Yamashita and Zhigang He

December 2005
PN;Dec2005, Vol. 59 Issue 12, p68
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The article profiles Toshihide Yamashita of Chiba University in Japan and Zhigang He, of Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston. They are co-recipients of the 2005 Ameritec Prize for significant accomplishment toward a cure for paralysis. The prize recognizes their significant contribution in the demonstration that multiple myelin inhibitors of axonal regeneration mediate their actions by converging on a signaling pathway involving members of the p75 receptor family. The Ameritec Foundation--a charitable, nonprofit public benefit foundation based in Covina, California--provides funding for the $40,000 prize. The winner is selected by a Scientific Advisory Board of internationally known medical researchers.


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