George Davis Snell

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Snell, George Davis,

1903–96, American immunologist, b. Bradford, Mass., Ph.D. Harvard, 1930. He was associated with the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine from 1935 to 1973. His identification of the H-2 gene complex in mice helped make future organ transplants possible. Snell, Jean DaussetDausset, Jean
, 1916–2009, French immunologist. A physician specializing in blood diseases, he was the laboratory director of the National Blood Transfusion Center (1946–63) and a professor at the Univ. of Paris (1958–77) and the Collège de France.
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, 1920–2011, American immunologist, b. Caracas, Venezuela, grad. Columbia (B.S., 1942), Medical College of Virginia (M.D., 1945). Raised in Paris, his Sephardic Jewish family fled the Nazis and came to the United States at the outset of World War II; he
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 shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries concerning the genetic basis of immune system responses. His work greatly increased the understanding of autoimmune diseases and histocompatibility (see transplantation, medicaltransplantation, medical,
surgical procedure by which a tissue or organ is removed and replaced by a corresponding part, usually from another part of the body or from another individual.
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In 1980, Dausset was awarded a second Nobel Prize for medicine with Americans George Snell and Baruj Benacerraf, for their work on genetically determined structures on cell surfaces that regulate immunological reactions.
Bishop George Snell, who served as the eighth bishop of the diocese of Toronto from 1966 to 1972, died on Dec.
George Snell, who works for the business, said: 'The importance of poplar as a profitable crop cannot be overstated, particularly when viewed in the context of the destruction of tropical forests.
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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to Baruj Benacerraf of Harvard University, George Snell of the Jackson Laboratory in Maine, and Jean Dausset of France for their studies of antigens, protein-carbohydrate complexes found in the body.