In the late 1960s, Mao Zedong instructed The YOYO (Youyou Tu) to find a cure for malaria. And after 40 odd years of its opening every year are already helping to save the lives of over 100 thousand people in Africa alone, and she was awarded the highest award in medicine — the Nobel prize. The residences shared with their colleagues William Campbell (William Campbell C) and Omurai Satoshi (Satoshi Ōmura), who developed a new means of treating human diseases caused by parasitic worms.
Unusual in scientific work That Yuyu may seem that she started his research with the study of plants used in Chinese folk medicine. However, this is not the only case where modern medicine is developed on the basis of Chinese traditional medicine — and probably not the last.
The Yuyu colleagues studied the ancient Chinese medical treatises, trying to find mention of herbs and recipes that could be used to treat diseases with symptoms similar to malaria, such as fever, chills and headache. Continue reading