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An immunologist2019s reflection on this years nobel prize 1

October is a special time of year. The autumn leaves and crisp air mark the beginning of a new academic term. It also marks the annual announcements of the year’s Nobel Laureates, starting with the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology.

Melissa Bedard, a PhD student in the Cerundolo lab at MRC HIU, writes for the Oxford University Science blog about cancer immunotherapy:

"As scientists, we dream that our work today might revolutionise tomorrow – the kind of achievements that are recognised by a Nobel Prize. My research, like that of many immunologists, is primarily basic in nature. This year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology is an exciting reminder that basic immunology discoveries can serve not only as key building blocks to better understanding fundamental immune cell function, but also as therapeutic targets in the fight against immune-mediated diseases."

Read the rest of the post on the Oxford University Science Blog.

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