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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2016 Vol.17 No.5 P.405-408


A great honor and a huge challenge for China: You-you TU getting the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Author(s):  Da Yuan, Xue Yang, Jun-chao Guo

Affiliation(s):  Department of General Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   gjcpumch@163.com

Key Words:  Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Artemisinin, Herbal traditional Chinese medicine, Adverse effects

Da Yuan, Xue Yang, Jun-chao Guo. A great honor and a huge challenge for China: You-you TU getting the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2016, 17(5): 405-408.

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Public excitement over the award of the 2015 nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to the Chinese medical scientist You-you TU for the discovery of a herbal anti-malarial, may mislead the Chinese people into believing that traditional Chinese herbal medi-cine can be used to cure all disease without any ad-verse effects. The aim of this paper is to explain the advantages and disadvantages of herbal traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) objectively.

The topic is great and stimulating. It clearly encourages to use herbal TCM, and at the same time it calls for considering adverse effects and improvements. Therefore, all important clinical aspects are discussed.



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