Tu Youyou

Tu Youyou,

1930–, Chinese pharmaceutical chemist, B.S. Peking Univ. School of Medicine, 1955. Tu has spent her entire career as a researcher at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing. In 2015 she was awarded half of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discoveries concerning the treatment of malariamalaria,
infectious parasitic disease that can be either acute or chronic and is frequently recurrent. Malaria is common in Africa, Central and South America, the Mediterranean countries, Asia, and many of the Pacific islands.
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. Working on a secret military project initiated by the Chinese Communist party in the late 1960s, Tu and her team discovered artemisinin, a drug derived from the sweet wormwood plant that is now part of the standard antimalarial treatment. The other half of the prize was shared by William CampbellCampbell, William Cecil,
1930–, Irish-American biologist and parasitologist, b. Derry, Northern Ireland, Ph.D. Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison, 1957. He became a U.S. citizen in 1962.
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 and Satoshi OmuraOmura, Satoshi,
1935–, Japanese biochemist, grad .Univ. of Tokyo (Ph.D. 1968), Tokyo Univ. of Science (Ph.D. 1970). He has been a researcher and leader at the Kitasato Institute since 1965.
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, who developed a treatment for infections caused by roundworm parasites.
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Artemisinin-based Chinese anti-malaria drugs received a boost when Chinese pharmacologist Dr Tu Youyou was co-awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine last year for rediscovering the herbal compound, which was used in TCM in olden times to treat malaria.
Interest in traditional remedies has increased dramatically in China since Tu Youyou was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2015 for her work on artemisinin.
And last year, the joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine was Tu Youyou, a Chinese chemist who developed anti-malarial drug, artemisinin, by using a 4th-century first-aid manual.
PEKyN (CyHAN)- Five minor planets have been named after top Chinese scientists, including the country's first Nobel laureate scientist Tu Youyou, at a ceremony held Monday.
Professors Campbell and Omura share the Nobel Prize with Professor Tu Youyou of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, who was awarded a half share of the accolade for her discovery of the antimalarial drug, artemisinin.
The Nobel judges in Stockholm awarded the prestigious prize to William Campbell, born in Ireland and a US citizen since 1962, Satoshi Omura, of Japan, and Tu Youyou - the first ever Chinese medicine laureate.
The landmark success of Chinese national Tu Youyou, the lead discoverer of powerful malaria drug Artemisinin, showcases the industry?
Satoshi Omura, "for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites," and to Tu Youyou of China, "for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against malaria.
Judges in Stockholm awarded the prestigious prize to Co Donegalborn William Campbell, 85 - who became a US citizen in 1962 - Satoshi Omura, of Japan, and Tu Youyou, the first Chinese medicine laureate.
Artemisinin played a key role and became the first choice of medicine in fighting against malaria at almost all hospitals in Angola, said Zhang who expressed congratulation to Chinese scientist Tu Youyou who shared the 2015 Nobel prize in medicine with William Campbell and Japanese scientist Satoshi Omura.