Something of a poster child for self-experimentation, Barry Marshall proved that peptic ulcers are caused by Helicobacter pylori by actually drinking down a dose of the bacteria himself. But how worried was he at the time? In this conversation the 2005 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine talks about his famous experiment, discusses risk-taking in science and suggests why your grandchildren will be smarter than you. He also reveals his skill with a yo-yo!
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Interview with the 2005 Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine, J. Robin Warren and Barry J. Marshall, by journalist Rupini Bergström, 6 December 2005.
The Laureates talk about their impressions of Sweden during wintertime, their collaboration during the years (1:17), the discovery of the bacteria Helicobacter Pylori (5:02), how the Nobel Prize has affected their lives (9:55), treating H. Pylori in the developing countries (19:47), and what makes a scientist succeed (24:19).
The Nobel Laureates of 2005 met at the Bernadotte Library in Stockholm in December 2005 for the traditional round-table discussion and TV show 'Nobel Minds'. The programme presenter is Nik Gowing, principal programme anchor for the BBC's international television news channel BBC World. Among other things the Laureates talk about competition versus co-operation and the need of mentoring in scientific research.
Telephone interview with Professor Barry J. Marshall following the announcement of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 3 October 2005. The interviewer is science writer Joanna Rose.
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