The Nobel Prize laureates for Physiology or Medicine and Literature, and the winner of the Nobel memorial prize in Economic Sciences were presented with their awards at a ceremony in Stockholm on Thursday.
William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites, and Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against malaria.
Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich received the Nobel Prize in Literature for “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.”
Angus Deaton received the Nobel memorial prize in Economic Sciences “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.”
The economics award is not a Nobel Prize in the same sense as the others, which were created by Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel in 1895.
Sweden’s central bank added the 8 million Swedish kronor (about $975,000) award, in 1968 as a memorial to Nobel.
Story from The Associated Press.
The Nobel judges in Stockholm awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in medicine to Irish-born William Campbell, Satoshi Omura of Japan and Tu Youyou on Monday, the first-ever Chinese medicine laureate. Here is some background on Tu Youyou. Tu was cited for discovering artemisinin, a drug …