The 1996 Nobel Prize to Rolf Zinkernagel and Peter Doherty

  title={The 1996 Nobel Prize to Rolf Zinkernagel and Peter Doherty},
  author={G. Hämmerling},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  • G. Hämmerling
  • Published 1996
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Cell and Tissue Research
  • The 1996 Nobel prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to two pioneers in immunology, Rolf Zinkernagel and Peter Doherty, who more than two decades ago discovered how the T lymphocytes of the immune system recognize foreign antigens, such as viruses. Zinkernagel, who is an editor of Cell and Tissue Research, had originally planned to become a surgeon, but because his interest was moving towards the immune response against pathogens he joined in 1973 the John Curtin School of Medical… CONTINUE READING
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