søndag 7. februar 2016

China's Nobel Prize: A Collective Discovery?

The circumstances surrounding medical researcher Tu Youyou’s four-decade-old malaria breakthrough have shrouded her Nobel Prize win in controversy. On October 5, 2015, a discovery made in the 1970s launched 85-year-old Tu Youyou into the international spotlight when the Chinese medical researcher was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her work extracting artemisinin, an anti-malarial compound, fromArtemisia annua, anherb originally used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that is known today as sweet wormwood. Read more