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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...

2009-04-24 15:49:55

Three immune system researchers were awarded the nation's richest prize in medicine and biomedical research on Friday for their work that led to new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes, the Associated Press reported. Dr. Ralph Steinman of Rockefeller University, Dr. Charles Dinarello, of the University of Colorado, and Dr. Bruce Beutler, of The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif. will share the $500,000 Albany Medical Center Prize the largest medicine or science award...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'