A trio of scientists has earned 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine for discovered revolutionary treatments for malaria and roundworm.

 According to Nobel Jury, Tu Youyou of China won half of the award for her work on 'artemisinin', an anti-malarial drug based on ancient Chinese herbal medicine.

She is the first Chinese woman national to win a Nobel prize in science.

Irish-born William Campbell and Satoshi Omura of Japan shared the other half for an anti-roundworm treatment dubbed 'avermectin', derived from soil-dwelling bacteria.

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