French And German Share Nobel Medicine Prize

The first of this year’s Nobel prizes - this time in medicine, goes to a German who discovered the virus causing cervical cancer, and 2 French scientists who’ve discovered the HIV virus which destroys the body’s immune defence system.

Germany’s Harald zur Hausen and French researchers Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier were the names of this year’s winners and Radio Sweden was at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for the announcement.

Speaking to Helena Sannemalm from Swedish Radio’s Science Department, Harald zur Hausen said he we was very pleased.

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