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Nobel Prize for Medicine #197265
10-02-2018 04:19 AM
10-02-2018 04:19 AM
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I think it is worthy noting/celebrating that the researchers in “checkpoint inhibitors” — what we know as immunotherapy — have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for 2018.

NY Times... 2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine


Gloria
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Re: Nobel Prize for Medicine [Re: gmcraft] #197266
10-02-2018 06:11 AM
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Gloria, I was so thrilled to read this in the news. Exciting times and the way of the future.
Tammy


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