Immune system researchers to share $500K Albany Med prize

The nation’s richest prize in medicine and biomedical research, awarded by Albany Medical Center, is

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The nation’s richest prize in medicine and biomedical research is going to three immune system researchers for work that led to new therapies for rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and cancer.

The $500,000 Albany Medical Center Prize is being shared by Dr. Ralph Steinman of Rockefeller University, Dr. Charles Dinarello of the University of Colorado, and Dr. Bruce Beutler of The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif.

It’s the largest medicine or science award in the United States, and ranks second only to the $1.4 million Nobel Prize.

The Albany prize was established in 2000 with a $50 million gift from the late Morris “Marty” Silverman, a New York City businessman who wanted to encourage health and biomedical research.

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