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Nobel for Medicine Goes to Australian Scientists

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Nobel Prize for Medicine recipients, Australians Robin Warren (L) and Barry Marshall

Nobel Prize for Medicine recipients, Australians Robin Warren (L) and Barry Marshall toast their success with champagne at Swan Berry Cafe in Perth Oct. 3, 2005. hide caption

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The Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology goes to two Australians who made the startling discovery that most stomach ulcers are caused by a germ.

The conventional wisdom was that excess stomach acid caused ulcers; Robin Warren and Barry Marshall will share the $1.3 million prize for proving otherwise.

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