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Tu Youyou and the Nobel Prize

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In the early 1970s Prof. Tu Youyou and her team had used a standard Western cold extraction method for producing an Artemisia annua plant extract which they fed to malaria-infected mice, thereby establishing its antimalarial activity. In 1975 Professor Tu Youyou made crucial inroads into research on this extract’s antimalarial principle, a chemical substance known as qinghaosu in Chinese and Artemisinin in English: through what her colleagues have called “clever chemistry”, she identified key...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Somatosphere Publisher's website
Publication date:
2015-10-19
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2015-12-29

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