A healthy future? Let’s put medical science under the microscope

Peter C. Doherty
Contributors:
Fiona Stanley & Michael Good

“The past is prologue, or so we should hope for biomedical research.

Australia has a proud history with four Nobel Prizes for Physiology or Medicine given for work done here. In particular, the 2005 award to Perth gastroenterologist Barry Marshall and pathologist Robin Warren for establishing that Helicobacter pylori bacteria cause the dyspepsia and ulcers that predispose to stomach cancer, recognised a discovery that had an immediate effect on human wellbeing …”

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