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Bill and Melinda Gates will receive Lasker Award "for leading a historic transformation in the way we view the globe’s most pressing health concerns".

"Two scientists who illuminated how brain cells communicate, three researchers who developed implants that let deaf people hear and philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates have won prestigious Lasker Awards for medical research and contributions to public health. The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced the recipients of the $250,000 prizes on Monday. The awards will be presented Sept. 20 in New York City." -- Associated Press

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