The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

 with one half jointly to

 William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura

for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites

and the other half to

Youyou Tu

for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria

For the full press release and graphics, please go to:

www.nobelprizemedicine.org

The Nobel Assembly, consisting of 50 professors at Karolinska Institutet, awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Its Nobel Committee evaluates the nominations. Since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded to scientists who have made the most important discoveries for the benefit of mankind.

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The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. As described in Alfred Nobel’s will, the Prize is dedicated to “the person who shall have made the most important discovery within the domain of physiology or medicine”. Nominations are invited from scientists around the world and evaluated by the Medical Nobel Committee, which identifies the leading candidates. The Nobel Assembly makes the final decision by vote, usually on the first Monday in October. The Prize is awarded for discovery, i.e. it is not a lifetime achievement award. Up to 3 individuals can share a Nobel Prize. It is not awarded posthumously.

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