For their work in understanding the immune system, Bruce Beutler, Jules Hoffmann, and Ralph Steinman are the winners of this year's Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, announced the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institutet. Beutler and Hoffmann are being recognized for their work on the innate immune system while Steinman is being honored for his findings in adaptive immunity.

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