2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Awarded for Groundbreaking Work on Parasitic Diseases

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The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been split two ways for groundbreaking work on parasitic diseases, having found another method of dealing with the infections caused by parasites known as roundworms, William C Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura shared the prize with YouyouTu, who was awarded the award for her discovery of a therapy against malaria.

Youyou Tu is Chief Professor at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Satoshi Ōmura has discovered more than 470 compounds during his career as a scientist Dr Campbell now works at Drew University in the US

The lives of hundreds of thousands of people who are affected by the diseases have been changed for the better, as suggested by the Nobel committee.

450,000 people die of the diseases each year with countless more at the risk of catching the infection.

Hoping for the best.