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Ralph Steinman

The Nobel prize can only be awarded to people who are alive.
But today ... committee members broke their own rules ... and honoured Montreal scientist Ralph Steinman with the Nobel prize for medicine.
He passed away 3 days ago.
Steinman was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer four years ago and amazingly received treatment based on his own discovery.
Ivan Semeniuk is the news editor for the scientific journal, "Nature".

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