2011 medicine Nobel goes to immunology researchers

2011 medicine Nobel goes to immunology researchers

Medical researchers recognized for work on innate, adaptive defenses

By Nathan Seppa, 07:57 AM October 3, 2011

Three scientists who deciphered key aspects of the body’s defense against infection have won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Bruce Beutler of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and Jules Hoffmann of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Institute in Strasbourg, France, will share half of the $1.5 million award for discovering the role of toll-like receptor proteins in immune reactions. Beutler and Hoffmann concentrated on innate immunity, a primitiv...

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