2015 Noble Prize in Medicine Awarded to Research in Anti-Parasitic Drugs

Three scientists that developed treatments for debilitating parasitic infections were awarded the Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine today for their ground-breaking advancements in tropical medicine.

One half of the prize was awarded to Youyou Tu, a pharmacologist at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing. Her work in identifying anti-malarial compounds in the late 1960s was inspired by traditional Chinese herbal remedies. She screened thousands of these treatments,

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