2011 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology

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Elsevier congratulates Professor Ralph M. Steinman, Professor Jules A. Hoffmann and Professor Bruce A. Beutler

Dr. Steinman, who was a senior physician at The Rockefelller University Hospital and professor of cellular physiology and immunology Rockefeller University, New York, won half the award “for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity”, ultimately providing us with the missing link in our understanding of how the adaptive immunity is triggered and shaped in responses to different pathogens.  Dr. Steinman served as a reviewer for Elsevier’s journals Cell, and Immunity, also publishing extensively with a variety of other Elsevier journals, such as Trends in Immunology, Current Biology, Cellular Immunology, Current Opinion in Immunology and Elsevier S&T Books: Dendritic Cells: Biology and Clinical Applications, 2nd Edition and The Mouse in Biomedical Research, 2nd Edition, Volume IV, Immunology.

Elsevier is saddened by the news that Dr. Steinman died just three days before the Nobel committee publically awarded him the prize. 

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Dr. Hoffman, and  Dr. Beutler share the other half of the award “for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity”, enabling us to understand the etiology of some autoinflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Dr. Hoffman is a member of Cell Host & Microbe's editorial board, reviewer for Immunity and has published extensively in Elsevier’s journals, including: Cell, Current Opinion in Immunology, Current Opinion in Microbiology and Current Biology. Dr. Beutler, has written numerous articles for journals, including Immunity, Trends in Molecular Medicine, Trends in Immunology and Virology. He has also served as a reviewer for the journals Cell, Immunity, and Cell Host & Microbe

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