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2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine – A German and 2 French Researchers Awarded

2008 Nobel Prize in medicine has been announced for 3 European scientists, who discovered viruses that cause cervical cancer and AIDS.

  • French Researchers – Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier for their discovery of HIV ( Human Immunodeficiency virus )
  • Germany Researcher – Harald zur Hausen for finding human papilloma viruses that cause cervical cancer .

Luc Montagnier, director of the World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention, and Francoise Barre-Sinoussi of the Institut Pasteur won half the prize of 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.4 million)

Harald zur Hausen of the University of Duesseldorf and a former director of the German Cancer Research Centre, shared the other half of the prize.

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