"100 percent alive versus 100 percent dead" --- that is, mice cured of cancer via T Cell research and treatment discoveries made by a harmonica playing researcher straight out of Texas, whose medical discoveries are saving human lives this very minute. Getting a Nobel prize and getting to play with Willie Nelson---what a life.
“At the end of the paper, I said, ‘This might be the cell antigen receptor, and here are the reasons why I think that it is the T-cell antigen receptor,’ and I just listed it out, all the reasons.” It was a bold announcement regarding the biggest topic in immunology. “And nobody noticed it,” Allison says. “Except in one lab.”