Three scientists share 2015 Nobel Prize in medicine

Japanese, Chinese, Irish scientists win 2015 Nobel prize in medicine for malaria and parasite research

Three scientists share 2015 Nobel Prize in medicine

World Bulletin / News Desk

The 2015 Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to three scientists from Ireland, Japan and China for their work on malaria and other parasitic diseases.

The Nobel Committee said Irish scientist William Campbell and Satoshi Omura from Japan were rewarded for a new method of treatment against hookworm infections. Tu Youyou from China was named for her discoveries concerning a novel malaria treatment. 

Campbell, Omura and Tu will share the 8 million Swedish kronor (about $960,000) prize money with one half going to Campbell and Omura, and the other to Tu. 

The winners of the Nobel Prize in physics will be announced on Tuesday. The chemistry and peace prizes will be announced on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. No date has been set yet for the literature prize.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Ekim 2015, 17:54