Announcement of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Nobel committee announces winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

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Arutz Sheva Staff , | updated: 1:00 PM

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The Nobel committee announced Monday afternoon the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

The prize was awarded jointly to researchers Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice "for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus."

"This year's Nobel Prize is awarded to three scientists who have made a decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem that causes cirrhosis and live cancer in people around the world."

"Henry J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice made seminal discoveries that led to the identification of the novel virus, Hepatitis C virus. Prior to their work, the discovery of the Hepatitis A and B viruses had been critical steps forward, but the majority of blood-borne hepatitis cases remained unexplained. The discovery of Hepatitis C virus revealed the cause of the remaining cases of chronic hepatitis and made possible blood tests and new medicines that have saved millions of lives."

Tomorrow, the committee will announce the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, and on Wednesday the winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be announced.

On Thursday, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced, and on Friday the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced.

Next Monday, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics will be announced.



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