Monday, October 06, 2008

Medicine Nobel Prize: cervical cancer, AIDS

Viruses that lead to important diseases have brought their discoverers the 2008 Medicine Nobel Prize.

Mr Harald zur Hausen (Heidelberg, Germany; left) gets 1/2 of the prize for his discovery of human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer.

The other 1/2 of the award is shared by Ms Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (middle) and Mr Luc Montagnier (both Paris, France; right) for their 1983 discovery of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Surprisingly, Thomson Reuters didn't think of that. None of their guesses had anything to do with cancer or AIDS.


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  2. Robert Gallo was deprived of his share, though his contribution in AIDS research was undeniable. A callous omission!

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