PNAS announces 6 2009 Cozzarelli Prize recipients

WASHINGTON — The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Editorial Board has selected six PNAS papers to receive the 2009 Cozzarelli Prize, an award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the scientific disciplines represented by the National Academy of Sciences.

Papers selected for the Cozzarelli Prize were chosen from more than 3,700 research articles published by PNAS in 2009 and represent the six broadly defined classes under which the National Academy of Sciences is organized.

The annual award acknowledges recently published papers that reflect scientific excellence and originality. The award was established in 2005 and named the Cozzarelli Prize in 2007 to honor late PNAS Editor-in-Chief Nicholas R. Cozzarelli. The 2009 awards will be presented at the PNAS Editorial Board Meeting, and awardees will be recognized at the awards ceremony, during the National Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting on April 25, 2010, in National Harbor, Maryland.

2009 Cozzarelli Prize Recipients

Class I (Physical and Mathematical Sciences):

“Physical and biogeochemical modulation of ocean acidification in the central North Pacific,” by John E. Dore, Roger Lukas, Daniel W. Sadler, Matthew J. Church, and David M. Karl

Link: www.pnas.org/content/106/30/12235

A commentary accompanying this article is available:

Class II (Biological Sciences):

“Identification of a urate transporter, ABCG2, with a common functional polymorphism causing gout,” by Owen M. Woodward, Anna Köttgen, Josef Coresh, Eric Boerwinkle, William B. Guggino, and Michael Köttgen

Link: www.pnas.org/content/106/25/10338

Class III (Engineering and Applied Sciences):

“Nanoscale Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” by C. L. Degen, M. Poggio, H. J. Mamin, C. T. Rettner, and D. Rugar

Link: www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.0812068106

A commentary accompanying this article is available:

Class IV (Biomedical Sciences):

“Hypersensitivity to contact inhibition provides a clue to cancer resistance of naked mole-rat,” by Andrei Seluanov, Christopher Hine, Jorge Azpurua, Marina Feigenson, Michael Bozzella, Zhiyong Mao, Kenneth C. Catania, and Vera Gorbunova

Link: www.pnas.org/content/106/46/19352

A commentary accompanying this article is available:

Class V (Behavioral and Social Sciences):

“Neural correlates of admiration and compassion,” by Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Andrea McColl, Hanna Damasio, and Antonio Damasio

Link: www.pnas.org/content/106/19/8021

A commentary accompanying this article is available:

Class VI (Applied Biological, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences):

“Wild birds of declining European species are dying from a thiamine deficiency syndrome,” by Lennart Balk, Per-Åke Hägerroth, Gun Åkerman, Marsha Hanson, Ulla Tjärnlund, Tomas Hansson, Gunnar Thor Hallgrimsson, Yngve Zebühr, Dag Broman, Torsten Mörner, and Henrik Sundberg

Link: www.pnas.org/content/106/29/12001

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