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October 8, 1996 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
The 1996 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine was awarded Monday to two scientists who shed new light on how the immune system battles viruses, ingeniously telling friend from foe as it spares healthy cells but hunts down those that have been invaded. The recipients, who split the $1.1-million prize, are Peter C. Doherty, 55, an Australian immunologist now working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
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October 8, 1996 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
The 1996 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine was awarded Monday to two scientists who shed new light on how the immune system battles viruses, ingeniously telling friend from foe as it spares healthy cells but hunts down those that have been invaded. The recipients, who split the $1.1-million prize, are Peter C. Doherty, 55, an Australian immunologist now working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
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September 26, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
Researchers who studied the immune system and bacterial ulcers won Albert Lasker awards on Monday, honors that can presage the Nobel Prize. Dr. Barry J. Marshall of the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville discovered that bacteria cause ulcers, an idea that met with widespread skepticism but eventually changed ulcer treatment. It opened the door to treating peptic ulcer disease effectively with antibiotics. He won the $25,000 clinical medical research award.
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October 1, 2006 | MARGARET WERTHEIM, MARGARET WERTHEIM is director of the Institute for Figuring, an organization that promotes the public understanding of science and mathematics. Website: www.theiff.org
THIS WEEK, the Swedish Academy will announce the Nobel Prizes in science: on Monday, physiology or medicine; Tuesday, physics; Wednesday, chemistry. The Nobels are the science world's Academy Awards, elevating the winners into an Olympian pantheon whose members include many of the greatest scientists of the last century.
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