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2008-10-09 06:00:18

NEW YORK, NY and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - October 09, 2008) - The Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced today in Stockholm, Sweden at 13:00 CET at the earliest. Broadcast- and streaming-quality video of the Nobel Prize announcement will be available at www.thenewsmarket.com/Nobel2008 Media seeking additional video related to the 2008 Nobel Prize announcements can find it on The NewsMarket (www.thenewsmarket.com/ Nobel2008). Available video includes: --__The announcement...

2008-10-08 09:00:15

EU official congratulate winners of Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine BRUSSELS, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- European Union (EU) commissioner for science and research, Janez Potocnik, on Tuesday congratulated the three laureates of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, all of whom are EU citizens. "I am particularly happy and proud, that so far this year, three European researchers have been awarded the Nobel Prize," said Potocnik in a statement. The laureates are German...

2008-10-07 09:00:09

Recent winners of Nobel Prize for Medicine STOCKHOLM, Oct. 6, 2008 (Xinhua) -- The following are the winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine since 2000: 2008: Harald zur Hausen (Germany), Francoise Barre-Sinoussi ( France) and Luc Montagnier (France); 2007: Mario Capecchi (the United States), Oliver Smithies (U.S.), and Martin Evans (Britain); 2006: Andrew Z. Fire (U.S.), Craig C. Mello (U.S.); 2005: Barry J. Marshall (Australia), J. Robin Warren (Australia); 2004: Richard...

2008-10-07 06:00:23

By Lawrence K. Altman Three European scientists who discovered viruses that cause cervical cancer and AIDS share this year's Nobel Prize in Medicine. A German virologist, Harald zur Hausen, will receive half the award for his discovery of HPV, the human papilloma virus, according to the announcement made Monday by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, which selects the winners of the medical prize. The discovery led to development of a vaccine against cervical cancer, the second most...

2008-10-07 00:00:15

World in brief STOCKHOLM Three scientists whose discoveries have saved millions of lives from the world's commonest sexually transmitted diseases were named yesterday as winners of the 2008 Nobel Prize for medicine. French scientists Luc Montagnier and Francoise Barre- Sinoussi were cited for identifying the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 1983, which has caused more than 25 million deaths worldwide. Their discovery led to the development of a blood test and antiretroviral drugs that...

2008-10-06 09:00:03

The 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine was shared by three people for discoveries of viruses causing HIV and cervical cancer, the Swedish organization said. Harald zur Hausen of Germany was recognized for his discovery of human papilloma viruses that cause cervical cancer in women, the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm said Monday in a news release. He is to receive half of this year's award. Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier were honored for their discovery of human immunodeficiency...

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