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Scientists world-wide are continually searching for ways to fight diseases. Some of the most important work in that fight was carried on in the late 20th-century in North Carolina by Gertrude Elion and George Hitching. In 1988, they shared the Nobel Prize in medicine with England's Sir James Black. Their revolutionary discoveries led to drugs to fight leukemia, malaria, gout, organ rejection, rheumatoid arthritis, and certain bacterial infections, and laid the foundation for work leading to AZT, the first treatment for AIDS.