There is probably no other scientist in the world, besides Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, for whom peer review meant having his experiment succeed in front of a stadium full of 75,000 screaming Brazilians, with another 1.2 billion people watching on live television.
Our adaptive immune system’s ability to remember pathogens it previously encountered depends upon 2 types of lymphocytes called T and B cells, which may have arisen 500 million years ago, said Dr. Max Cooper at his first major talk since winning the 2019 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award.
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Human pediatric lung alveolar walls (green-stained nuclei) draped over elastin fibers (red), as seen through a multi-photon microscope. An individual alveolus, the gas-exchanging structure of the lung, is about the thickness of a sheet of paper. The image is part of NHLBI’s LungMAP project, a historic effort to understand the molecular and cellular architecture of the human lung. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of NHLBI’s Division of Lung Diseases. November is National COPD Awareness Month.
Photo: Gloria Pryhuber, Cory Poole, University of Rochester Medical Center, supported by NHLBI