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2008-10-06 12:40:00

The 2008 Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded to three European scientists on Monday for separate discoveries of viruses that cause AIDS and cervical cancer—breakthroughs that helped doctors fight the deadly diseases.

2005-10-03 08:15:00

By Patrick Lannin STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Two Australians won the Nobel prize for medicine on Monday for showing that a bacterium rather than stress causes stomach inflammation and ulcers, after one of them drank a witches' brew of bacteria to prove the point.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.