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Tu Youyou and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine


This week on Sinica, we are delighted to present a show on Tu Youyou, the Chinese scientist who recently shared a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of the anti-malaria drug Artemisinin, thus making her the first citizen of the People's Republic of China to receive a Nobel science award.

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Jeremy Goldkorn

Nobel Renews Debate on Chinese Medicine, by Ian Johnson

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A Guide to the Mammals of China, by Andrew T. Smith and Yan Xie 

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Why Nothing Works, by Eric Vance

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Can the Chinese Government Get its People to Like G.M.O.s?, by Christina Larson

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Follow the Money, by Mike Chinoy

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The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine, by Ted Kaptchuk

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Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China: Plurality and Synthesis, by Volker Scheid

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