Nobel Prize reflects perseverance in scientific research


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New Rochelle, NY, December 21, 2020–The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to three researchers for their discovery of hepatitis C virus (HCV). The undying perseverance that it took to find and cure this elusive virus is eloquently detailed in the peer-reviewed journal Viral Immunology. Click here to read the article now.

Rodney S. Russell, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Viral Immunology, from Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, recounts his own research experience with HCV and tells the story of how the virus was discovered.

“The strongest theme I see in the field of HCV research is perseverance,” says Dr. Russell. “Finding HCV was not easy, working with HCV was not easy, curing HCV was not easy, and even now, making an effective vaccine against HCV is proving not to be easy. What impresses me most about the thousands of scientists around the world who contributed to the study of this virus, even before it was discovered, was, and still is, their absolute unwillingness to quit.”


About the Journal

Viral Immunology is an authoritative peer-reviewed journal published ten times a year in print and online. Topics cover both human and animal viral immunology, exploring viral-based immunological diseases, pathogenic mechanisms, and virus-associated tumor and cancer immunology. The Journal includes original research papers, review articles, and commentaries covering the spectrum of laboratory and clinical research and exploring developments in vaccines and diagnostics targeting viral infections. Tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the Viral Immunology website.

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