Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, Charles M. Rice
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The award ceremony will, as per tradition, take place on 10 December in Stockholm, on the day commemorating the death of entrepreneur and inventor Alfred Nobel, who gave the name to the prestigious prize.
This year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus.
This year’s Nobel Prize in medicine is particularly significant amid the coronavirus pandemic as it highlights the importance of medical research for society and the economy.
Last year, the award was given to William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, and Gregg L. Semenza for their research on the reaction of cells to oxygen availability.
Besides medicine, the Nobel Prize is also awarded for outstanding work in the fields of physics, chemistry, literature, peace, and economics.