How Nobel Laureate Ralph Steinman used his own discoveries to treat his cancer (and drive progress in the field of immunology)

Last week, scientist Ralph Steinman became the first person in history be be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine posthumously; just three days prior to the award announcement, Steinman passed away following an extended bout with pancreatic cancer. »10/11/11 2:45pm10/11/11 2:45pm

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded posthumously for the first time in history

Earlier today, the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Bruce A. Beutler and Jules A. Hoffmann (pictured left and center, respectively) "for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity;" and to Ralph M. Steinman "for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive… »10/03/11 3:35pm10/03/11 3:35pm