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Scientist Awarded Nobel Prize Just Days After Death
2011-10-03 12:36:11

A scientist awarded the Nobel prize for his research in cancer died of the disease just days before he was told about the award. Ralph Steinman of New York's Rockefeller University was a 68-year-old physician who died on Friday after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer before finding out about being awarded the highest accolade in science. Colleagues of his said he had prolonged his own life with a new therapy based on his research into the body's immune system. The Nobel is...

2011-06-14 13:36:14

A team of Melbourne scientists has discovered a new type of cell in the immune system. The new cell type, a kind of white blood cell, belongs to a family of T-cells that play a critical role in protection against infectious disease. Their findings could ultimately lead to the development of novel drugs that strengthen the immune response against particular types of infectious organisms. It is also potentially significant for many other important diseases including allergies, cancer and...

2011-06-08 12:04:00

DALLAS, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Bruce Beutler, an internationally recognized leader in immunology recruited to be the director of a new Center for the Genetics of Host Defense at UT Southwestern Medical Center, is one of three winners to share the $1 million 2011 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for their work on innate immunity. The prize was announced in Hong Kong on June 7, and an award ceremony will be held Sept. 28. "I am very honored to receive this...

2011-05-25 21:23:08

In a Nature Perspective Seattle BioMed's Aderem shares insight into rational vaccine development using new approaches Collectively, malaria, TB & HIV/AIDS cause more than five million deaths per year "“ nearly the entire population of the state of Washington "“ and represent one of the world's major public health challenges as we move into the second decade of the 21st century. In the May 26, 2011, edition of the premier scientific journal Nature, Seattle BioMed Director Alan...

2011-04-26 10:14:00

DALLAS, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baylor Research Institute (BRI), the research arm of Baylor Health Care System (BHCS), has appointed Yong-Jun Liu, M.D., Ph.D., vice president and chief scientific officer (CSO) for BRI and director of the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research (BIIR). Dr. Liu is known worldwide as an expert in immunology, particularly the function of immune cells that are central to fighting cancer. He comes to Baylor from The University of Texas M.D....

2010-11-11 13:24:44

Professor Paul Ehrlich, senior statesman of the environmental movement, and currently visiting Australia, today joined with Australian researchers to warn of the danger of man-made chemicals accumulating in the environment and the tissues of living organisms, including people. Speaking at a public meeting organised by the University of Adelaide's Environment Institute, Professor Ehrlich said the continuing contamination by artificial and other toxic compounds released into the environment by...

2010-09-20 19:01:26

A protein called PU.1 is essential for the development of dendritic cells, the sentinels of the immune system, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers in Melbourne, Australia, have shown. Dendritic cells (DC) are immune cells that present proteins from foreign invaders, such as viruses, to the killer T cells of the immune system, allowing a full immune response to be mounted against the invaders. Researchers from the Immunology division have been studying dendritic cells and how different...

2010-03-29 17:00:00

NEW YORK, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert E. Cone Ph.D. is recognized by Continental Who's Who for being an outstanding professor of Immunology at the University of Connecticut Health Center; he shows expertise in research, teaching, public speaking and seminars. Dr. Cone directs research in the regulation of immunology and is an exceptional professor teaching immunology and biomedical science to medical, dental and graduate students. His career accomplishments include Immunology...

2009-08-03 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- aTyr Pharma announced today that Bruce Beutler, M.D., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Genetics at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), has joined their scientific advisory board. An elected member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine, Dr. Beutler was awarded the 2009 Albany Medical Center Prize, one of the largest and most prestigious awards for medicine in the US, in recognition of his contributions to our...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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