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Web Date: October 6, 2008

Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine

Discoverers of HIV and cancer-causing human papillomaviruses get the nod
Department: ACS News

This year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to three Europeans for research linking human papillomaviruses to cancer and for the discovery of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Half of the $1.4 million prize goes to 72-year-old German virologist Harald zur Hausen of the German Cancer Research Centre, in Heidelberg, "for his discovery of human papillomaviruses causing cervical cancer."

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