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From the archive: From home inventions to the Nobel Prize

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A sceptical medical establishment meant Barry Marshall found alternative ways to fund his groundbreaking research

This week’s archive selection is intended as a boost to all researchers currently struggling to make headway. Barry Marshall’s tale of the funding setbacks that led the way to his Nobel Prize are as engaging as the famous story of the personal experiment by which he most convincingly evidenced his theory that bacterial infection was the root cause of most stomach ulcers.


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