Monday, October 5, 2020

Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to US-UK trio for discovery of Hepatitis C virus

 

By Emma Reynolds and Katie Hunt, CNN

(CNN) - The Nobel Prize in Medicine has been jointly awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.

The award is one of the most sought-after global accolades and grants entry into one of the most prestigious clubs in the world.

The Nobel Assembly said in a news release Monday that the three scientists "made seminal discoveries that led to the identification of a novel virus."

It said the trio had "made a decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem that causes cirrhosis and liver cancer in people around the world."  Read more >>