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祝贺中国在寄生虫学领域,首次获诺贝尔医学奖!!!

已有 3301 次阅读 2015-10-5 19:13 |系统分类:观点评述| 诺贝尔医学奖, 寄生虫学

屠呦呦是发现抗疟原虫药青蒿素(artemisinin)。William CampbellSatoshi Omura 是发现抗蠕虫药阿佛霉素(avermectin)。

比较可惜的是,现在尽管寄生虫目前仍然还是影响大众和动物健康的主要病原之一,但中国目前寄生虫领域,总体上是很不受重视。整个领域萎缩厉害、资源少、发展慢。

希望屠老师的获奖也能对中国寄生虫学领域的发展有个推动。


路透社相关报道(Reuters ):

William Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu jointly won the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine for their work against parasitic diseases, the award-giving body said on Monday.

The Chinese scientist Youyou Tu was awarded the other half of the prize for discovering artemisinin, a drug that has significantly reduced the mortality rates for patients suffering from malaria.

Irish-born Campbell and Japanese Omura won half of the prize for discovering a new drug, avermectin, that has helped the battle against river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, as well as showing effectiveness against other parasitic diseases.

"These two discoveries have provided humankind with powerful new means to combat these debilitating diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people annually," the Nobel Assembly at Sweden's Karolinska Institute said in a statement in awarding the prize of 8 million Swedish crowns ($960,000).

"The consequences in terms of improved human health and reduced suffering are immeasurable. "

Despite rapid progress in controlling malaria in the past decade, the mosquito-borne disease still kills more than half a million people a year, the vast majority of them babies and young children in the poorest parts of Africa.

Medicine is the first of the Nobel prizes awarded each year. Prizes for achievements in science, literature and peace were first awarded in 1901 in accordance with the will of dynamite inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel.





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