Alberta-based scientist awarded the Nobel Prize

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University of Alberta virologist Michael Houghton, along with Americans Harvey Alter and Charles Rice, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering hepatitis C. Not only did they help identify and isolate the virus, Houghton and his colleagues have developed a vaccine soon to enter clinical trials that could lead to the end of the virus that kills 400,000 people a year. Heather Yourex-West explains how the trio’s work has saved millions of lives. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #GlobalNews

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