The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medication has been awarded collectively to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice “for the invention of Hepatitis C virus.”
The three scientists made a decisive contribution to the battle towards blood-borne hepatitis, a serious world well being drawback that causes cirrhosis and liver most cancers in individuals all over the world, the Nobel Committee introduced on Monday.
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice made seminal discoveries that led to the identification of a novel virus, Hepatitis C virus.
The methodical research of transfusion-associated hepatitis by Harvey J. Alter demonstrated that an unknown virus was a typical explanation for persistent hepatitis.
Michael Houghton used an untested technique to isolate the genome of the brand new virus that was named THE Hepatitis C virus.