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Cohen, Stanley,

1922–, American biochemist, b. New York City, Ph.D. Univ. of Michigan, 1948. Cohen did his most important work at Washington Univ. with Rita Levi-MontalciniLevi-Montalcini, Rita
, 1909–2012, Italian-American neurologist, b. Turin, Italy, M.D. Univ. of Turin, 1936. A dual citizen of Italy and the United States, Levi-Montalcini did her most important work with Stanley Cohen at Washington Univ.
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 in the 1950s. Studying mouse tumors implanted in chicken embryos, the pair isolated a nerve growth factor, the first of many cell growth factors found in animals; some of these were also first described by Cohen and by Levi-Montalcini. Their discovery of nerve growth factor radically changed the study of cell growth and development. For this discovery Levi-Montalcini and Cohen were awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. In 1959 Cohen moved to Vanderbilt Univ., where he became a professor.

Cohen, Stanley

(1922–  ) cell biologist; born in New York City. He taught at the Universities of Michigan (1946–48) and Colorado (1948–52) before joining Rita Levi-Montalcini's laboratory at Washington University (St. Louis, Mo.) (1953–59). He discovered the epidermal growth factor from mouse tissue extract, which accelerated the maturation of newborn mice. He continued his studies of this substance at Vanderbilt University (1959–86), determining its amino acid sequence and action on cells and wound healing. In 1986, he and Levi-Montalcini received the Nobel Prize in physiology for their fundamental contributions to cell and organ development.
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Yet according to sociologist Stan Cohen in his book, 'Folk Devils and Moral Panics', the violence was greatly over-exaggerated.
Also in attendance were Barbara Olendzki, RD, MPH, from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center who presented the first paper cited below, and Stan Cohen, MD, who presented the paper on capsule endoscopy and SCD.
And so, when Stan Cohen was recently awarded an honorary doctorate at his old stomping ground, the University of Essex, it was not too surprising to find that his proposer, Ken Plummer, used most of the time outlining Stan's major academic achievements: his early work on Mods and Rockers, which introduced the now ubiquitous and much misused concept of "moral panic"; his Foucauldian exploration of modern systems of social control, which appeared as Visions of Social Control, and his most recent work, States of Denial: Knowing About Atrocities and Suffering, which won the British Academy Book Prize in 2002.
"So it is with Stan Cohen. It is not just through the big books he has published over the years that change has been effected; it is also in the small acts of kindness, and the little refusals to go along with the crowd's inhumanities."
It is a well-expressed sentiment even if the phrase "little refusals" hardly does sufficient justice to the times, particularly during his long stay in Israel, when Stan Cohen risked ostracism from even his most liberal colleagues and friends because of his big refusal to go along with what he saw as their fatally compromised vision.
'When I was inside for the train robbery I met the academic Stan Cohen and Lawrie Taylor of the BBC and for the first time in my life I was shown a lot of kindness, which hitherto I hadn't found.
By transferring the DNA from one species to another, Herb Boyer and Stan Cohen became the first genetic engineers.
I do no more than list some of the best known 'moral panic' studies: Stan Cohen, Folk Devils and Moral Panics: The Creation of the Mods and Rockers (London, 1972); Erich Goode and Nachman Ben-Yehuda, Moral Panics: The Social Construction of Deviance (Oxford, 1994).
The work of Michel Foucault, Stan Cohen, or an interpreter like David Garland, is not to be found in Professor Glaser's voluminous bibliography.
Stan Cohen, GM director of Hughes Markets in Los Angeles, said the outlook is bleak, unless changes are made.