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Reflections on the Nobel Prize for Medicine 2015 - The Public Health Legacy and Impact of Avermectin and Artemisinin.

Molyneux, David ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8537-7947 and Ward, Steve ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2331-3192 (2015) 'Reflections on the Nobel Prize for Medicine 2015 - The Public Health Legacy and Impact of Avermectin and Artemisinin.'. Trends in parasitology, Vol 31, Issue 12, pp. 605-607.

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Abstract

The award of the Nobel Prize to Dr Bill Campbell and Professor Satoshi Ōmura for their role in the discovery of avermectin and Professor Youyou Tu for her work on the development of artemisinin has been universally welcomed by the International Health community for what the Nobel Committee described as 'The discoveries of Avermectin and Artemisinin have revolutionized therapy for patients suffering from devastating parasitic diseases. Campbell, Ōmura and Tu have transformed the treatment of parasitic diseases. The global impact of their discoveries and the resulting benefit to mankind are immeasurable'.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QV Pharmacology > Anti-Inflammatory Agents. Anti-Infective Agents. Antineoplastic Agents > QV 256 Antimalarials
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 695 Parasitic diseases (General)
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2015.10.008
Depositing User: Mary Creegan
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 10:35
Last Modified: 31 May 2018 12:43
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/5453

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