Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to trio of scientists for discovery of hepatitis C virus

The Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Harvey J. Alter, MD, Michael Houghton, PhD, DSc Hon and Charles M. RicePhD at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus.According to the release from the Nobel Assembly, the three scientists “made seminal discoveries that led to the identification of a novel virus, Hepatitis C virus.”Alter demonstrated HCV caused chronic hepatitis and Hougton, who worked for the pharmaceutical firm Chiron, isolated the genome of the new virus named Hepatitis C virus. Rice, a researcher at Washington University in St. ,Read More

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin