The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2005

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2005



The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Barry Marshall and Robin Warren for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease. Thanks to this pioneering discovery, peptic ulcer disease is no longer a chronic, frequently disabling condition, but a disease that can be permanently cured.

  prize winners

Barry Marshall
Born 1951
Helicobacter pylori Research Laboratory, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, Nedlands, Perth, Australia.

Robin Warren
Born 1937
Department of Pathology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia.

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