The development of antimalarial drugs is fascinating – it is often driven by war and conquest. When human beings got busy trying to kill each other (during the era of colonial expansion, WWII, the Vietnam War), they often found themselves face to face with an even deadlier foe. 

Check out my animation that explores this incredible history.

Read more about the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

I have not had time to make my own blog post today about The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015, and there are already many out there circulating. Among the best I saw, this one published by Adam Cole in his blog, is focused in Tu Youyou (congrats) and her discovery of Artemisinin to fight malaria.

Congratulations also to the other half of the prize:

Satoshi Ōmura and

William C. Campbell

“for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites”.

Congrats, and many thanks to all three and collaborators.


Image via The Guardian