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Hope of progress

The hope of progress' is the title of a book of essays [1] by Peter Medawar, who believed in the contribution of science to human society, and won the Nobel Prize in 1960, with Frank McFarlane Burnet, for fundamental contributions to immunology. We have adopted it as the title for a series of reviews on the contributions of basic biological research to clinical problems, from the quest for new drugs and new drug targets, to new approaches to the understanding of complex disease. 1. Medawar PB: The Hope of Progress 1972, Methuen, London.

  1. Blood is the pipeline of the immune system. Assessing changes in transcript abundance in blood on a genome-wide scale affords a comprehensive view of the status of the immune system in health and disease. This...

    Authors: Damien Chaussabel, Virginia Pascual and Jacques Banchereau
    Citation: BMC Biology 2010 8:84
  2. Most of the significant recent advances in cancer treatment have been based on the great strides that have been made in our understanding of the underlying biology of the disease. Nevertheless, the exploitatio...

    Authors: Christopher J Lord and Alan Ashworth
    Citation: BMC Biology 2010 8:38