Akira Endo wins Lasker 2008, The 'American Nobel'

Akira Endo, a Japanese biochemist won the Lasker award for 2008 with four others. Akira is the scientist who discovered an LDL lowering fungi which led to the discovery of statins. He is currently acting as the director of Biopharm research laboratories.

We had written in one of our earlier post that Akira Endo deserves a Nobel. He got a Lasker today. Statistics shows 75 of Lasker awardees have gone on to win the Nobel. I am hopeful of my predictions coming true sooner.