Jacques Miller and Max Cooper, who discovered T - and B- cells share 250.000 USD basic research prize. Two scientists who discovered the roles of key immune cells have won one of the 2019 Albert Lasker medical-research awards — prizes often dubbed the American Nobels.
Immunologists Jacques Miller, at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia, and Max Cooper, at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, will split the US$250,000 prize for basic medical research.

The duo identified T and B cells, which are key components in the immune system’s ability to recognize specific pathogens and cancer cells. B cells produce antibodies — proteins that can recognize the molecular signatures of pathogens. T cells form a key defence against virus-infected cells and cancer cells.


Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Hematology Service, Hospital Universitario Monterrey, México
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