New NAS Series About Scientific Discovery and Human Benefit

A new series of articles and videos from the National Academy of Sciences, From Research to Reward, demonstrates how scientific discoveries often lead to surprising and remarkable benefits for society. The series shares stories of men and women who creatively apply new scientific knowledge to make the world a better place.

For example, the first video in the series focuses on Alvin Roth, a Stanford University economist, and his work on the kidney donor registry and matching program for which he won the Nobel Prize in 2012, as well as a family involved in the program, one of whose members received a kidney transplant after being diagnosed with kidney failure.

The From Research to Reward series can be viewed at  Follow the discussion on social media using #research2reward and @theNASEM.