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The Princess of Asturias Foundation

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David Julius, Baruch Minke and Linda Watkins

Prince of Asturias Award for Technical & Scientific Research 2010

Statement by David Julius, on being bestowed with the 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research:

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by H.R.H. Felipe de Borbón and the Prince of Asturias Foundation for our contributions to life sciences and biomedical research. It is a special pleasure to share this prize with Drs. Minke and Watkins, whose discoveries concerning basic processes of cellular signaling have helped to set foundations for understanding disease mechanisms, including those related to chronic pain and other disorders of the nervous system. I am thrilled to accept this prestigious award on behalf of my laboratory group, university, and research field”.

David Julius
San Francisco, 2nd June 2010

Statement by Baruch Minke, on being bestowed with the 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research:

“I am deeply honored and grateful to accept the prestigious Prince of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research of 2010. I am privileged to receive this honour together with Dr Julius and Dr Watkins, who are recognized worldwide for their pioneering research on mechanisms of pain. This price is a tribute indicating the relevance and importance of our independent scientific work, to advance the welfare of mankind”.

Baruch Minke
Jerusalem, 2nd June 2010

Statement by Linda Watkins, on being bestowed with the 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research:

“I am indeed deeply honored to be selected for this prize, with my co-recipients Dr. Julius and Dr. Minke. There are numerous people who have importantly contributed to the understanding and recognition of glia as powerful modulators of pain and opioid actions, both within my laboratory and beyond. I look forward to accepting this award as representing all of the research that has led to glia becoming an important target for improving human pain control and improving the clinical efficacy of opioids”.

Linda Watkins
Boulder (Colorado), 3rd June 2010

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