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The 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology was awarded to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura for their discovery of avermectins, and to Tu You You for her contribution to the discovery of artemisinin. The discovery and development of qinghaosu (artemisinin) as an antimalarial drug is a remarkable and convoluted tale.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.pt.2015.10.010

Type

Journal article

Journal

Trends Parasitol

Publication Date

12/2015

Volume

31

Pages

607 - 610

Keywords

Africa, Antimalarials, Artemisia annua, Artemisinins, Asia, History, 20th Century, History, 21st Century, Humans, Malaria, Nobel Prize, Plant Extracts