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Montgomery Blair High School Senior Receives Newly Created Science Award From MedImmune, Inc. (MEDI)


10/19/2005 5:13:06 PM

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MedImmune, Inc. presented its first "Advancing Science for Better Health" Award to Montgomery Blair High School senior Daniel Aisen at the 49th Annual Montgomery Area Science Fair, held March 13 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The award is designed to recognize the scientific work of a current Montgomery County high school junior or senior.

MedImmune researchers awarded Aisen's project, "Association Between Galanin Receptor 3 Polymorphisms and Post-Discectomy Sciatic Pain," because they believed it best exemplified the award's spirit and purpose. Criteria for evaluation included biological relevance to the causes, treatment and prevention of human disease.

In his project, Aisen studied the possible influence of genetic factors on the level of pain perception in patients with sciatica. Aisen believes that once the exact role of this "pain" gene is understood, treatments may be developed to prevent the severe discomfort caused by sciatica and other types of nerve injury.

Aisen, who plans to study biology or physics in college, received a trophy, award certificate, and $100 gift check and an offer for a six-week paid internship at MedImmune. Aisen said he is "thrilled about the opportunity to intern" at MedImmune, a leading biotechnology company. "I look forward to seeing work done from the drug development side of research," he added.

In addition to commissioning the special award, MedImmune sponsored this year's science fair, which included students from 34 middle schools and high schools in Montgomery County. Dr. Pepper Buckley, the fair director, expressed her gratitude to MedImmune. "It is fantastic to have MedImmune involved with ScienceMONTGOMERY! To my way of thinking, Daniel walked away with the best prize in the whole fair! We look forward to hearing more about his experience at MedImmune," she said.

MedImmune's involvement reflects the company's continued support of science and health education. "It was fascinating to see the caliber of these student projects," commented Toni Stiefel, associate director, employee communications and community relations at MedImmune. "By supporting budding scientists in our own backyard, MedImmune is able to contribute directly to our local community as well as to encourage the study of science."

About MedImmune, Inc.

MedImmune strives to provide better medicines to patients, new medical options for physicians, rewarding careers to employees, and increased value to shareholders. Dedicated to advancing science and medicine to help people live better lives, the company is focused on the areas of infectious diseases, cancer and inflammatory diseases. With approximately 2,000 employees worldwide, MedImmune is headquartered in Maryland. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.medimmune.com/.

MedImmune, Inc.

CONTACT: Jamie Lacey of MedImmune, Inc., +1-301-398-4035



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