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Updated 04 July 2014

Ulcer researchers win Nobel prize

Two Australian doctors were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for their research on bacteria in gastritis and ulcer disease, the Nobel jury said.

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Australian research duo, doctors Barry J. Marshall and J. Robin Warren were on Monday awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their research on bacteria in gastritis and ulcer disease, the Nobel jury said.

They "made the remarkable and unexpected discovery" that gastritis as well as peptic ulcer disease is the result of a stomach infection caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, it said.

Read more about the remarkable discovery these researchers made and the revolution it caused in the treatment of stomach ulcers.

 

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