October 3, 2005

Australian pair win medicine Nobel for ulcer work

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Australians Barry Marshall and Robin
Warren won the 2005 Nobel Medicine prize for discovering a
bacterium that causes gastritis and stomach ulcers, said the
Nobel Assembly of Stockholm's Karolinska Institute on Monday.

They made the "remarkable and unexpected discovery that
inflammation in the stomach as well as ulceration of the
stomach...is the result of an infection of the stomach caused
by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori," it said, announcing the
winners of the 10 million crown ($1.29 million) prize.