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Germany - Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to German cancer researcher Harald zur Hausen

Germany - Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to German cancer researcher Harald zur Hausen

German cancer researcher Harald zur Hausen seen in his office at Deutsches Krebsforschungs-Zentrum (DKFZ) (literally: 'German Cancer Research Centre') in Heidelberg, Germany, 6 October 2008. The 2008 Nobel Prize for Medicine is awarded to Heidelberg-based cancer researcher Harald zur Hausen and French aids researchers Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier, Karolinska-Institute announced in Stockholm on 6 Ocotober 2008. Zur Hausen is awarded one half of the prize due to his discovery of the human papilloma virus which can cause cervical cancer. A vaccine has been developed against the virus on the grounds of zur Hausen's research results. Zur Hausen's thesis, that a virus could cause cervical cancer, was at first against all scientific dogmas and odds, Karolinska-Institute pointed out in its statement.
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