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A revolutionary method for delivering vaccine protection against infectious disease, especially in developing regions, is achieving spectacular results in lab trials carried out for the World Health Organization (WHO). The ‘nanopatch’, invented by Rolex laureate and medical engineer Mark Kendall, has delivered a 40-fold improvement in vaccine dose rates, combined with an eye-catching 100 per… Read more

For 5,000 years or more the condor has soared above the Andes, a mystic being in the imaginations and spiritual life of the people. Today, this majestic black vulture – whose emblem adorns the insignia of six South American nations, is under threat. “At the heart of the problem,” says Associate Laureate Luis Jácome, Director… Read more

Since 1969, Chanda Shroff has made it her life’s mission to preserve the traditional techniques of hand embroidery from Kutch in western India, while raising the social and economic status of the women who practise this intricate craft. After almost five decades, she has finally succeeded in opening a museum featuring their beautiful work. For… Read more

India has the highest number of road fatalities in the world, but, thanks to Rolex Young Laureate Piyush Tewari, accident victims now have a much greater chance of receiving care at the scene – and surviving. Four years of innovative and dedicated advocacy by Rolex Young Laureate Piyush Tewari have culminated in a landmark decision… Read more

Morimoto

The long road to silk revival

May 18, 2016

Almost 30 years ago Japanese silk-weaver Kikuo Morimoto dreamt of reviving Cambodia’s ancient silk-making culture, which was in danger of being lost forever. It has taken decades of hard work, but the Rolex Laureate has succeeded in building an environmentally sustainable cottage industry dedicated to the ancient art. His Rolex Award in 2004 was the… Read more