Traditional Chinese Medicine inspired Scientist wins Nobel Prize

Chinese scientist Tu Youyou has won the Nobel Prize for Medicine for her groundbreaking work on creating the anti-malaria medicine artemisinin. Her research was influenced by an ancient Chinese Medicine text called The Handbook of Prescriptions for Emergency Treatments, written in 340 BC by Ge Hong, which noted that a herb called sweet wormwood (青蒿) was particularly effective in treating … Continued