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Meet Nobel Fame Youyou Tu, Who Worked Against All Odds to Find Anti-Malaria Drug

The first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize ever, Youyou Tu, 85, could not have imagined to become an icon for her quest to understand traditional medicine to find a new drug to defeat the most common malaria menace. Born in China on 30 December, 1930, Youyou found artemisinin (Qinghaosu) and dihydroartemisinin, used to treat malaria, which saved millions ...

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