Nobel laureates by country: Luxembourg...
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"Bruce Beutler and Jules Hoffmann discovered receptor proteins that can recognise such micro-organisms and activate innate immunity, the first step in the body's immune response"
Photo: Anouk Antony
The 2011 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has gone to Luxembourg-born Jules Hoffmann,and Bruce Beutler and who share it with Ralph Steinman for having revolutionised our understanding of the immune system by discovering key principles for its activation.