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Folic acid researchers honoured

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7258.400/a (Published 12 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:400
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Almost a decade after it was found that folic acid could prevent the development of neural tube defects such as spina bifida, three researchers have received the Kennedy Foundation international award for scientific achievement for the discovery.

    The award was made to Professor Nicholas Wald of Barts Hospital, Professor Richard Smithells, emeritus professor of paediatrics at Leeds University, and Dr Andrew Czeizel of the Budapest National Institute of Hygiene …

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