Friday April 10, 2020

Second Irishman awarded Nobel Prize for Medicine

Professor William C Campbell honoured for breakthrough in treating river blindness

10th December, 2015
Professor William C Campbell. Pic: Courtesy rte.ie

Irish scientist Professor William C Campbell will be awarded this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine in a ceremony in Stockholm later today.

The 85-year-old, who grew up in Donegal, was jointly awarded the accolade for his discovery of the drug ivermectin.

Prof Campbell will become the second Irish person to win a Nobel Prize for Science after Earnest Walton collected the physics award in 1951 for his work on splitting the atom.

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