Oct 6, 2008 06:20 AM
Harald zur Hausen, a German scientist who linked human papilloma virus (HPV) to cervical cancer, shares this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with French researchers Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier, who discovered HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
zur Hausen's work paved the way for Merck's vaccine Gardasil.
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