Milstein, Cesar

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Milstein, C�sar (1927-2002), was an Argentine and British molecular biologist who helped develop a method for producing monoclonal antibodies. Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory versions of the antibodies produced naturally by the immune system when foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses, invade the body. For his work, Milstein shared the 1984 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine with German biochemist Georges Jean Franz K�hler and British-born Danish immunology researcher Niels Kaj Jerne. Milstein's research was fundamental for providing a better understanding of the workings of the human immune system.


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