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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 https://globalnews.ca/news/7378225/nobel-prize-medicine-michael-houghton/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNewsGlobal News YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Vaccine
A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular infectious disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins.