Nobel Prize for work on parasitic nematodes

We would like to congratulate William C Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura to their joint nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine, which they received for their discovery of Avermectin and further development into Ivermectin, which is widely used in anthelmintic therapy of Loa loa and Brugia malayi infections.

The prize is shared with Youyou Tu, who received the other half for her work on novel malaria treatments based on active ingredients of Artemisia annua.

Reference: “The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015″. Nobel Media AB 2014. Web. 5 Oct 2015.


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