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The Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded

STOCKHOLM – American Bruce Beutler and Luxembourg-born scientist Jules Hoffmann have shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in medicine with Canadian-born Ralph Steinman on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011.

M. Steinman, a native of Montreal, received degrees from McGill University in 1963 and from Harvard University in 1968. It is répompensé for his discovery of dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity.

Once it has identified a type of white blood cell called a dendritic cell, Dr. Steinman allowed the use of these cells to stimulate an immune response against cancer cells and pathogens, transplant rejection, autoimmune diseases and infections such as AIDS.

Mr. Steinman is currently a professor and senior physician at Rockefeller University in New York. He is also editor of “Journal of Experimental Medicine” and serves on numerous editorial boards and advisory committees.

For their part, MM. Beutler, and Hoffman are rewarded for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity.

 

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