Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Portrait of Tu Youyou

Reference: Wikipedia: Tu Youyou (Chinese屠呦呦; born 30 December 1930), is a Chinese medical scientist, pharmaceutical chemist, and educator. She won the 2011 Lasker Award in Clinical Medicine for discovering artemisinin (also known as Qinghaosu) and dihydroartemisinin, used to treat malaria, which saved millions of lives. The discovery of artemisinin and its treatment of malaria is regarded as a significant breakthrough of tropical medicine in 20th Century and health improvement for people of tropical developing countries in South Asia, Africa, and South America.  Photographed by Simon Griffiths in Cary, NC for New Scientist Magazine.

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