Ralf Bartenschlager, a German at the University of Heidelberg, and Charles Rice, an American at Rockefeller University, will receive one of the Lasker Awards for developing a technique to replicate hepatitis C in the lab, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced on Tuesday.They’ll share the foundation’s award for clinical medical research with Michael Sofia, an industry scientist who invented the hepatitis C drug sold as Sovaldi with the help of Bartenschlager and Rice’s advancement.Bartenschlager’s and Rice’s triumphs, published in journal articles in 19, came after many failed attempts and halting steps.Meet Your Potential Life Partner at Positive Positive Singles is a great website, one that is ideal for people living with herpes and other STDs.Dating with an STD is always hard, especially when you have a disease as communicable as herpes.This is a website that gives you the best chance to meet other singles who are also living with herpes or HIV, or any other sexually transmitted disease or infection.advertisement Collectively, their efforts laid the groundwork for a host of subsequent innovations in basic and clinical research that have transformed patients’ lives while making billions for drug companies and putting enormous strain on health care systems.For the first decade after the hepatitis C virus was discovered in 1989, scientists had no way of efficiently replicating it in lab-grown cells.
Now, two virologists who pioneered that pivotal development, and a drug researcher who created the first revolutionary drug, are being honored with one of the most prestigious awards in medical science.
Bartenschlager’s and Rice’s labs devised a method to make “replicons,” fragments of the virus’s RNA carried within human cells.
That made it possible for scientists to rapidly screen thousands of potential drug candidates to see whether they could stop the replicons from replicating.
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