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Triumph of the Ulcer-Bug Theory

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Science  07 Oct 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5745, pp. 34-35
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5745.34a

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Robin Warren and Barry Marshall have won the 2005 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their discovery that an easily treatable bacterium called Helicobacter pylori --and not stress, spicy foods, or a host of other factors--causes most peptic ulcers.