Chinese researcher, Tu Youyou wins Lasker Award for her discovery of the malaria drug artemisinin

Tu Youyou of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, receives the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for her discovery of the malaria drug artemisinin. Artemisinin is credited with saving millions of lives, particularly in the developing world. The 81-year-old Tu,  began working on malaria during China’s Cultural Revolution, when the government launched a … Continued