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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine shared by Chinese

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2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine


The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was awarded with one half jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites and the other half to Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria.

 

Diseases caused by parasites have plagued humankind for millennia and constitute a major global health problem. In particular, parasitic diseases affect the world’s poorest populations and represent a huge
barrier to improving human health and wellbeing. This year’s Nobel Laureates have developed therapies
that have revolutionized the treatment of some of the most devastating parasitic diseases.
William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura discovered a new drug, Avermectin, the derivatives of which
have radically lowered the incidence of River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis, as well as showing
efficacy against an expanding number of other parasitic diseases. Youyou Tu discovered Artemisinin, a
drug that has significantly reduced the mortality rates for patients suffering from Malaria.
These two discoveries have provided humankind with powerful new means to combat these debilitating
diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people annually. The consequences in terms of improved
human health and reduced suffering are immeasurable.




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