Satoshi Omura, William C. Campbell and Tu Youyou win Nobel prize 2015 in medicine

October 7, 2015 14:32 IST 5 of 6
Three scientists from Japan, China and Ireland, whose discoveries led to the development of potent new drugs against parasitic diseases such as malaria and elephantiasis won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday. Irish-born William Campbell and Japan's Omura won half of the prize for discovering avermectin, a derivative of which has been used to treat hundreds of millions of people with river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, or elephantiasis. Credit: Reuters