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    • 08 OCT 11
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    Revolutionary discoveries about the immune system

    Revolutionary discoveries about the immune system were made by this year’s Nobel Laureates. The discoveries that are awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize have provided novel insights into the activation and regulation of our immune system. They have made possible the development of new methods for preventing and treating disease, for instance with improved vaccines against infections and in attempts to stimulate the immune system to attack tumors.

    • 01 OCT 11
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    Nobel-Prize winner used his dendritic cell therapy to treat cancer

    Nobel-Prize winner used his dendritic cell therapy to treat his own cancer. Reuters profiled Steinman’s efforts to treat his own pancreatic cancer using his Nobel Prize-winning dendritic cell therapy. Steinman on Oct. 3 received the 2011 Nobel Prize in medicine for his immunology research and his 1973 discovery of dendritic cells , which allowed for the creation of the first therapeutic cancer vaccine.

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