Homo Celebrans Secundus — HPV Prevention: Persistence Conquers Warts

More celebrations of science and scientists.

HPV, human papillomavirus virus vaccine has had a major effect on improving human health and preventing death from cervical cancer. The long-standing team of Douglas Lowy and John Schiller from the National Cancer Institute, NIH, received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from US President Barack Obama November 20, 2014 in the White House.

Doug Lowy first published on viruses in 1971; he kept studying and understanding viruses, and eventually his team developed an effective HPV vaccine. In science, persistence in the pursuit of knowledge and improving health cannot be underestimated.

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