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Baruch Samuel Blumberg
|Baruch Samuel Blumberg|
A NASA portrait of Dr. Baruch Blumberg in 1999
Baruch Samuel Blumberg|
July 28, 1925
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
April 5, 2011 (aged 85)|
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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