03 October 2011

An Alanis Morissette Moment For A Great Scientist

If Alanis Morissette had know about today's bittersweet award of a Nobel Prize in Medicine to Ralph M. Steinman(for “his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity”), who died the Friday before the award was announced today, Ms. Morissette probably would have included him in her song.

I share the sentiment that while "[a]ccording to the present rules the Nobel can only be awarded posthumously when the Laureate dies after the announcement", "I hope that sense will prevail and the award will stand."

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