Irish scientist William Campbell jointly wins Nobel Prize for medicine

Irish-born scientist William Campbell, along with Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu, has jointly won the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine for their work against parasitic diseases

4th October, 2015

Irish-born scientist William Campbell, along with Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu, has jointly won the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine for their work against parasitic diseases, the award-giving body said.

Campbell and Japanese Omura won half of the prize for discovering a new drug, avermectin, that has helped the battle against river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, as well as showing effectiveness against other parasitic diseases.

The Chinese scientist Youyou Tu was awarded the other half of...

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