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Baruch Samuel Blumberg, 1925-2011

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/bloggish/item/baruch_samuel_blumberg_1925-2011_20110406

It is a huge loss to our world, better luck, we hope should there be another world. Nobel prize winner Barry Blumberg died suddenly yesterday, while attending a meeting on, appropriately, "how to move humanity off this world onto others," according to Keith Cowing, writing on the NASA Lunar Science Institute site. Blumberg was a biologist awarded the Nobel prize in 1976 for discovering the Hepatitus B virus and later developing the diagnostic test for it and the vaccine. He saved innumerable lives for this work, but went on to participate in many other areas of science, including the consideration of life in universes beyond our own.

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