The 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to pioneers in parasitic diseases. The prize is divided between the work of Campbell/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”. Tu is the first woman from China to receive the award.
These discoveries represent a paradigm shift in medicine, which has not only provided a revolutionary therapy for patients suffering from devastating parasitic diseases, but it has also promoted wellbeing and prosperity of both individuals and society. The global impact of their discoveries and the benefit to mankind is immeasurable. EpiVax congratulates these scientists for their efforts to improve human health everywhere. Read more information on the Nobel Prize website.”