Discoverers Of Hepatitis C Virus Awarded Nobel Prize In Medicine

New York Times: Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Scientists Who Discovered Hepatitis C Virus
“The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to Dr. Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice on Monday for the discovery of hepatitis C virus, a breakthrough the Nobel Assembly said had ‘made possible blood tests and new medicines that have saved millions of lives.’ The Nobel Assembly announced the prize at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. ‘For the first time in history, the disease can now be cured, raising hopes of eradicating hepatitis C virus from the world population,’ the committee said in a statement…” (Wu/Victor, 10/5).

Additional coverage of the award is available from Science, STAT, and Washington Post.

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