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Nobel Prize to Ralph Steinman remains valid

The Nobel Prize Foundation has decided to go ahead with the 2011 Nobel Prize in Medicine to the late Ralph Steinman, though he died three days before the announcement was made. From 1974, the Statutes of the Nobel Foundation stipulate that a Nobel Prize cannot be awarded posthumously, unless death has occurred after the announcement of the Nobel Prize. Before ...

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The 2011 Nobel Prize for Medicine

The 2011 Nobel Prize for Medicine has gone to three researchers for their work on the immune system. One-half of the prize money will go jointly to Bruce A. Beutler and Jules A. Hoffmann “for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity” and the other half to Ralph M. Steinman “for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its ...

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