The 2008 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine was announced this morning.
The winners are HPV and HIV (OK, OK, the people who discovered them) – the year of the virus!
I don’t pay much attention to these, as biology I care about has not received the prize since 1973, but I was happy to hear about a different kind of connection I have with one of this year’s winners – Francoise Barre-Sinouss recently published a paper in PLoS ONE – this one: The CD85j+ NK Cell Subset Potently Controls HIV-1 Replication in Autologous Dendritic Cells
Well, if it’s good enough for a Nobel prize winner, it’s good enough for everyone, I’d say…. ?