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Nobel Prize awarded for discovery of HPV and HIV

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The Nobel Assembly has awarded half its 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Professor Harald zur Hausen for his discovery that the human papilloma viruses (HPV) caused cervical cancer, and jointly to FrançoiseBarré-Sinoussi and Professor Luc Montagnier for their discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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