US-British trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for Hepatitis C discovery
US-British trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for Hepatitis C discovery

Stockholm (AFP) – Americans Harvey Alter and Charles Rice together with Briton Michael Houghton won the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus, the Nobel jury said.The three were honoured for their “decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem that causes cirrhosis and liver cancer in people around the world,” the jury said.The World Health Organization estimates there to be around 70 million Hepatitis C infections globally, causing around 400,000 deaths each year.Thanks to their discovery, highly sensitive b…

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