Nobel laureate in medicine dies, to get award anyway

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October 3, 2011
Fox News    
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"A pioneering scientist awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine Monday will receive the top science award -- despite the revelation that he had died a few days before the announcement. The Nobel prize committee is only supposed to give its top prize to living scientists. Yet the committee was unaware of the Friday afternoon death of Ralph Steinman when it awarded the scientist a 10 million kronor ($1.5 million) prize Monday morning -- raising the distasteful potential that he could be posthumously stripped of the award." (10/03/11)  

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