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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