October 22, 2007

Happy 50th to Bone Marrow Transplantation

Posted in Articles of Interest tagged , at 11:25 pm by D. Borst

There was an interesting historical article in the New England Journal of Medicine one and a half weeks ago (ok, Im a little behind, but it comes every week!) about the history of Hematopoietic-Cell Transplantation. It is a story of courage and perseverance of a physician-scientist in the face of confusing data and poor understanding of the biology behind how the body recognizes self from not-self. If you have some time, and you are interested in how things all began, give it a read. Its work that yielded a Nobel Prize. The article is freely available via the NEJM website.