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Scientist William C. Campbell talks on the phone at his home in North Andover Monday. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Scientist William C. Campbell talks on the phone at his home in North Andover Monday. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
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Dr. William C. Campbell was one of three people Monday to wake up to the news that he had won a Nobel Prize in medicine. Campbell is originally from Ireland, but he's now living in Massachusett.

He was given the prize for "revolutionizing the treatment of some of the most devastating parasitic diseases," in the words of the Nobel committee. He developed drugs that help treat crippling illnesses like river blindness and elephantiasis — diseases that are debilitating for hundreds of millions of people around the world.

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Dr. William C. Campbell, biochemist, biologist and parasitologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize Monday by the Nobel committee, which tweets @NobelPrize.

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The New York Times: 3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize In Medicine For Parasite-Fighting Therapies

  • "Three scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering “therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of some of the most devastating parasitic diseases,” the Nobel committee announced on Monday."

This segment aired on October 5, 2015.

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