Medically Nobel

Chemistry is rewarded in the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 with one half going to Irish-born William C. Campbell of Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, USA and Satoshi Omura of Kitasato University, Tokyo, Japan, for their discovery of Avermectin which led to new treatments for infection by roundworm parasites. The other half of this year's prize goes to Youyou Tu of the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China, for her discoveries of a drug of natural product origin, artemisinin, which is effective against malaria.