Tu Youyou was the first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize for medicine. Photo: AFP

Chinese Nobel laureate ‘cautiously optimistic’ about progress towards lupus treatment

  • Tu Youyou won the 2015 Nobel Nobel Prize in Medicine for her discovery of artemisinin, a herbal extract used to treat malaria
  • Tu’s team found that artemisinin may also be effective against the autoimmune disease lupus
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Tu Youyou was the first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize for medicine. Photo: AFP
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Could a protein found in breast milk be able to cure cancer? A Swedish research team has developed a drug using this protein to fight bowel cancer. It is currently undergoing a human clinical trial. Photo: courtesy of Professor Catharina Svanborg

A cancer cure in breast milk? Trial drug kills tumour cells without apparent harm to healthy ones, researcher says

  • A replica of a protein found in human breast milk is being flagged as a potential cure for some cancers by a Swedish researcher
  • An experimental drug, Hamlet, that targets tumours appears not to damage healthy cells, meaning there are no side effects for patients
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Could a protein found in breast milk be able to cure cancer? A Swedish research team has developed a drug using this protein to fight bowel cancer. It is currently undergoing a human clinical trial. Photo: courtesy of Professor Catharina Svanborg
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