Tu Youyou's work began in the late 1960s at the height of Mao's Cultural Revolution. Her interest in traditional Chinese medicine drew her to ancient texts that pointed to artemesinin, a key to saving millions of lives. Photo: Xinhua

Tu Youyou's Nobel Prize for medicine will be a catalyst for greater scientific work in China

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Tu Youyou's work began in the late 1960s at the height of Mao's Cultural Revolution. Her interest in traditional Chinese medicine drew her to ancient texts that pointed to artemesinin, a key to saving millions of lives. Photo: Xinhua
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