Best Paper Awards for 2022

Peter Stambrook Award for Basic Science

                                Li B, Jiang H, Li H, et al. Direct conversion of adult human retinal pigmented epithelium cells to neurons with photoreceptor properties. Experimental Biology and Medicine. 2021;246(2):240-248. doi:10.1177/1535370220963755 

                Burt Sobel Award in Clinical/Preclinical and Translational Research

                                Hardy RA, Rached NA, Jones JA, Archer DR, Hyacinth HI. Role of age and neuroinflammation in the mechanism of cognitive deficits in sickle cell disease. Experimental Biology and Medicine. 2021;246(1):106-120. doi:10.1177/1535370220958011

                Alan MacDiarmid Award for Interdisciplinary Research

                                Mayuramart O, Nimsamer P, Rattanaburi S, et al. Detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and influenza viruses based on CRISPR-Cas12a. Experimental Biology and Medicine. 2021;246(4):400-405. doi:10.1177/1535370220963793

Best Paper Awards for 2018

Experimental Biology in Basic Research

Electroporation-mediated gene delivery of surfactant protein B (SP-B) restores expression and improves survival in mouse model of SP-B deficiency

Rebecca C Barnett, Xin Lin, Michael Barravecchia, Rosemary A Norman, Karen L de Mesy Bentley, Fabeha Fazal, Jennifer L Young, David A Dean

Volume: 242 issue: 13, page(s): 1345-1354

Article first published online: June 5, 2017; Issue published: July 1, 2017


Burt Sobel Clinical/Preclinical and Translational

Serum [Met5]-enkephalin levels are reduced in multiple sclerosis and restored by low-dose naltrexone

 Michael D Ludwig, Ian S Zagon, Patricia J McLaughlin

Volume: 242 issue: 15, page(s): 1524-1533

Article first published online: August 2, 2017; Issue published: September 1, 2017


Alan MacDiarmid Award for Interdisciplinary Research

In vitro development of personalized cartilage microtissues uncovers an individualized differentiation capacity of human chondrocytes

Frank Martin, Mario Lehmann, Ulrich Sack, Ursula Anderer

Volume: 242 issue: 18, page(s): 1746-1756

Article first published online: August 30, 2017; Issue published: December 1, 2017

Best Paper Awards for 2017

Experimental Biology in Basic Research

Effect of copper on nuclear translocation of copper chaperone for superoxide dismutase-1

Lin Wang, Yan Ge, Y James Kang
First Published April 15, 2016; pp. 1483–1488 

Burt Sobel Clinical/Preclinical and Translational

 A case-control genome-wide association study identifies genetic modifiers of fetal hemoglobin in sickle cell disease

Li Liu, Alexander Pertsemlidis, Liang-Hao Ding, Michael D Story, Martin H Steinberg, Paola Sebastiani,
Carolyn Hoppe, Samir K Ballas, Betty S Pace
First Published March 27, 2016; pp. 706–718 

Alan MacDiarmid Award for Interdisciplinary Research 

A human liver microphysiology platform for investigating physiology, drug safety, and disease models

Lawrence A Vernetti, Nina Senutovitch, Robert Boltz, Richard DeBiasio, Tong Ying Shun, Albert Gough, D Lansing Taylor
First Published July 22, 2015; pp. 101–114


Best Paper Awards for 2016


Experimental Biology in Basic Research

Ke Liang, Xue-qin Ding, Chen Lin, and Y James Kang

Featured Article: Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α dependent nuclear entry of factor inhibiting HIF-1

Exp Biol Med (Maywood) November 2015 240: 1446-1451, first published on February 16, 2015 doi:10.1177/1535370215570821


Burt Sobel Clinical/Preclinical and Translational

Laurent-Emmanuel Monfoulet, Claire Philippe, Sylvie Mercier, Véronique Coxam, and Yohann Wittrant

Featured Article: Deficiency of G-protein coupled receptor 40, a lipid-activated receptor, heightens in vitro- and in vivo-induced murine osteoarthritis

Exp Biol Med (Maywood) July 2015 240: 854-866, first published on January 13, 2015 doi:10.1177/1535370214565078


Alan MacDiarmid Award for Interdisciplinary Research

Lars C Huber, Silvia Ulrich, Caroline Leuenberger, Max Gassmann, Johannes Vogel, Leonardo Glutz von Blotzheim, Rudolf Speich, Malcolm Kohler, and Matthias Brock

Featured Article: microRNA-125a in pulmonary hypertension: Regulator of a proliferative phenotype of endothelial cells

Exp Biol Med (Maywood) December 2015 240: 1580-1589, first published on April 7, 2015 doi:10.1177/1535370215579018


Best Paper Awards for 2015

Experimental Biology Award in Basic Science
Mulchand S Patel, Malathi Srinivasan, Brenda Strutt, Saleh Mahmood, and David J Hill 

Beta cell specific pyruvate dehydrogenase alpha gene deletion results in a reduced islet number and β-cell mass postnatally.
Exp Biol Med (Maywood) August 2014 239: 975-985, first published on May 20, 2014 doi:10.1177/1535370214531895 

Alan MacDiarmid Award in Interdisciplinary Research

Anna Tourovskaia, Mark Fauver, Gregory Kramer, Sara Simonson, and Thomas Neumann
Tissue-engineered microenvironment systems for modeling human vasculature Exp Biol Med (Maywood) September 2014 239: 1264-1271, first published on July 16, 2014 doi:10.1177/1535370214539228 

Burton E. Sobel Award in the Clinical/Preclinical Category

Jessica A Immonen, Ian S Zagon, and Patricia J McLaughlin
Selective blockade of the OGF–OGFr pathway by naltrexone accelerates fibroblast proliferation and wound healing
Exp Biol Med (Maywood) October 2014 239: 1300-1309, first published on July 16, 2014 doi:10.1177/1535370214543061 


Best Paper Awards for 2014

Experimental Biology Award in Basic Science
Lim HH, Lee SO, Kim SY, Yang SJ, Lim Y. Anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity effects of mulberry leaf and fruit extract on high fat-diet induced obesity. Exp Biol Med 2013 238(10):1160-9
Alan MacDiarmid Award in Interdisciplinary Research
Wang M, Li P, Liu M, Song, W, Wu, Q, Fan Y. Potential protective effect of biphasic electrical stimulation against growth factor-dprived apopotosis on olfactory bulb neural progenitor cells through the brain-derived neurotrophic factor-phosphatidylinositol 3’kinase/Akt pathway. Exp Biol Med August 2013 238: 959-959
Burton E. Sobel Award in the Clinical/Preclinical Category

Voloshyna I, Modayil S, Littlefield MJ, Belilos E, Belostocki K, Bonetti L, Rosenblum G, Carsons SE, Reiss AB. Plasma from rheumatoid arthritis patients promotes pro-atherogenic cholesterol transport gene expression in THP-1 human macrophages. Exp Biol Med Oct 2013 238: 1192-1197

Best Paper Awards for 2012

Category: Clinical/Preclinical and Translational

Warner D, Mukhopadhyay P, Webb C, Greene RM, Pisano MM
Chromatin immunoprecipitation-promotor microarray identification of genes regulated by PRDM16 in murine embryonic palate mesenchtymal cells
Experimental Biology and Medicine 237: 387-394

Category: Experimental Biology

Zhou Y-B, Zhang J, Cai Y, Teng X, Duan X-h, Song J-q, Du J, Tang C-s and Qi Y-f
Insulin resistance induces medial artery calcification in fructose-fed rats
Biology and Medicine 237: 50-57

Alan MacDiarmid Award in the Interdisciplinary Research Category

Zhu K, Guo C, Xu D and Wang C
Novel vascular endothelial growth factor gene delivery system-manipulated mesenchymal stem cells repair infarcted myocardium
Experimental Biology and Medicine 237:678-

Best Paper Awards for 2011

Category: Clinical/Preclinical and Translational

Bindu Kanathezhath, Myra Mizokami, Sharleny Stanislaus, Catherine Hounshell, Lynne Neumayr, Hua Guo, John E Hearst, Mark C Walters, and Frans A Kuypers
Improved engraftment with minimal graft-versus host disease after major histocompatability complex-mismatched cord blood transplantation with photochemically treated donor lymphocytes
Exp Bio Med 236(4): 492-504

Category: Experimental Biology

Yukio Hirabyashi , Yoshihiro Hatta, Jin Takeuchi , Isao Tsuboi , Tomonori Harada, Kentaro Ono , Wilhelm R Glomm, Masahiro Yasuda , Shin Aizawa
Novel three-dimensional long-term bone marrow culture system using polymer particles with grafted epoxy-polymer-chains supports the proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells
Exp Biol Med 236(11): 1342-1350

Alan MacDiarmid Award in the Interdisciplinary Research Category

Christopher Lotz, Maria Lazariotto, Andreas Redel, Thorsten M. Smul, Jan Stumpner, Christoph Blomeyer, Tobias Tischer-Zeitz, Johannes Schmidt, Joanna Pociej, Norbert Roewer, Franz Kehl and Markus Lange
Activation of peroxisome-proliferator-activated receptors a and g mediates remote ischemic preconditioning against myocardial infarction in vivo
Exp Biol Med 236(1): 113-122687

Best Paper Awards for 2010

Category: Clinical/Preclinical and Translational

Christopher J French, A K M T Zaman, Robert J Kelm, Jr, Jeffrey L Spees, and Burton E Sobel
Vascular rhexis: loss of integrity of coronary vasculature in mice subjected to myocardial infarction
Exp. Biol. Med. 235(8): 966—973

Category: Experimental Biology

J Michael Nicholson, Edith J Arany, and David J Hill
Changes in islet microvasculature following streptozotocin-induced β-cell loss and subsequent replacement in the neonatal rat
Exp. Biol. Med. 235(2): 189—198

Alan MacDiarmid Award in the Interdisciplinary Research Category

Chase W Kessinger, Chalermchai Khemtong, Osamu Togao, Masaya Takahashi, Baran D Sumer, and Jinming Gao
In vivo angiogenesis imaging of solid tumors by αvβ3-targeted, dual-modality micellar nanoprobes
Exp. Biol. Med. 235(8): 957—965