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Congratulations to William C. Campbell, Ph.D., who has been jointly awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of avermectin, which led to a treatment for river blindness. Dr. Campbell performed his Nobel Prize-winning work at Merck Research Laboratories in Rahway, N.J., where he worked from 1957 until his retirement in 1990. Learn more
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“This approval is the result of our deep commitment to bring the benefits of immunotherapy to cancer patients. Together with scientists and physicians around the world, we endeavor to improve the lives of patients suffering from these grievous illnesses.” — Dr. Roger M. Perlmutter, president, Merck Research Laboratories Read full press release
Did you know? Just 2 hours and 30 minutes of physical activity a week can reduce your risk for heart disease. Learn more.
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Be safe when you exercise. If you’re exercising outside, dress for the weather, wear reflectors and light colors if you'll be out when it’s dark, and carry a cell phone with you. Learn more.
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