Wednesday, October 5, 2011 8:17 AM
A Canadian doctor article re Ralph Steinman:
In 1973, along with his mentor, Zanvil Cohn, Steinman published the discovery of a new class of cell in the immune system - the dendritic cell. Like many new discoveries, his faced a deeply sceptical reception.
The experiments couldn't be immediately reproduced, but Steinman was convinced of his discovery. He fought for a decade before immunologists began to broadly recognise the central importance of those cells to their field.
Maybe in 10 years time Dr. Paolo Zamboni will receive the Nobel Prize. - Shirl