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Medical Nobel prize in Physiology and Medicine

  1. Oct 3, 2005 #1

    Monique

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    Barry J. Marshall and J. Robin Warren

    for their discovery of

    "the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease"
    http://nobelprize.org/medicine/laureates/2005/press.html
     
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  3. Oct 3, 2005 #2

    cronxeh

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    is it really deserving?
     
  4. Oct 3, 2005 #3

    iansmith

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    They forgot to mention that to make their case, Marshall injested some Helicobacter pylori.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2005 #4

    Monique

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    Yeah, I was looking for that myself in the report :smile:
     
  6. Oct 3, 2005 #5

    Monique

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    I was looking for that myself in the report :smile:
    As said they challenged prevailing dogmas, that must have played a major role in the nomination.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2005 #6

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    Considering how many people suffer from ulcers, and that this finding resulted in some effective ways of treating them other than telling people to "take it easy" or "go on vacation" or "take some antacids," yes, it seems deserving.
     
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