Baruch Samuel Blumberg
|Baruch Samuel Blumberg|
A NASA portrait of Dr. Baruch Blumberg in 1999
|Born||Baruch Samuel Blumberg
July 28, 1925
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||April 5, 2011
Mountain View, California, U.S.
|Known for||Hepatitis B virus|
He is best known for the research he did on the Hepatitis B virus. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1976 for "for their discoveries concerning new mechanisms for the origin and dissemination of infectious diseases". He shared the prize with Daniel Carleton Gajdusek.
He died on April 5, 2011 a short while after he gave the keynote speech at the International Lunar Research Park Exploratory Workshop held at NASA Ames Research Center.
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- "Baruch S. Blumberg - Facts". Nobelprize.org. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1976/blumberg-facts.html. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
- "Baruch S. Blumberg - Biographical". http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1976/blumberg-bio.html. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
- "The life and times of a vaccine pioneer". http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2011/04/obituary.html. Retrieved 2014-03-28.