Americans Harvey Alter and Charles Rice together with Briton Michael Houghton won the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus, paving the way for a cure, the Nobel jury said. The three were honoured for their “decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, […]

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to two Americans and a British-born scientist this morning for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus (HCV), a discovery that has “saved millions of lives.” Harvey J. Alter, MD, with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland; British-born […]

STOCKHOLM — Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton jointly won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major source of liver disease that affects millions worldwide. Announcing the prize in Stockholm, the Nobel Committee […]

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering the liver-ravaging hepatitis C virus, a breakthrough that led to cures for the deadly disease and tests to keep the scourge out of the blood supply. Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton […]

Breakthroughs in the field of health will be honoured Monday when the 2020 Nobel season kicks off with the medicine prize, as the world battles the worst pandemic in a century. The medicine prize announcement, due at 11:30 am (0930 GMT), will be followed by the physics prize on Tuesday […]

By Michael Le Page Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles RiceNobel Media The 2020 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles Rice for discoveries about the virus that causes hepatitis C. The trio’s work led to treatments for the liver-destroying disease. […]

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The announcement was made at a press conference at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden Three scientists who discovered the virus Hepatitis C have won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology. The winners are British scientist Michael Houghton and US researchers Harvey […]