Trinity Graduate William Campbell Awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine – Trinity College Dublin graduate, Professor William Campbell has been jointly awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The announcement was made by the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institutet this morning, October 5th, 2015.

Professor Campbell and Professor Satoshi Omura were jointly awarded the prize for their discoveries concerning a drug against infections caused by roundworm parasites. The drug, Avermectin, the derivatives of which, have radically lowered the incidence of river blindness and lymphatic filariasis. The drug has also shown efficacy against a growing range of other parasitic diseases.Click here for full article …