Nobel Medicine Prize for HIV discoverers

Nobel Medicine Prize for HIV discoverers

Nobel Medicine Prize for HIV discoverers

French and German scientists credited with the discovery of the viruses behind AIDS and cervical cancer won on Monday the Nobel Medicine Prize..

France’s Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier, who shared one half of the award, discovered the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS.

Harald zur Hausen of Germany went against current dogma and claimed that human papilloma virus (HPV) causes cervical cancer, the second most common cancer among women.


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