The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 has been awarded for two major discoveries tackling severe illnesses. William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura were rewarded for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites and Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria.”
Collectively, the prize praises drug discoveries from nature that transformed the treatment of two of the world’s most devastating parasitic diseases.
327 scientists have been nominated for the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Among them, 57 individuals were nominated for the first time.
Anti-parasite drugs sweep Nobel prize in medicine 2015 – Nature – October 2015
2015 Nobel Prize In Medicine Awarded For Discovery Of Malaria, River Blindness Drugs From Nature – Forbes – October 2015
Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 3 Scientists for Parasite-Fighting Therapies – The New York Times – October 2015
Nobel prize in medicine goes to pioneers in parasitic diseases – as it happened – The Guardian – October 2015
The 2015 Nobel prizes: Physiology or medicine – The Economist – October 2015
Nobel Prize in Medicine honors treatments for malaria and parasitic diseases – The Verge – October 2015