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News you don't wanna miss over the National Day holiday

Updated: 2015-10-08 13:56

Here are the top stories from China and the world over the last week during Chinese National Day holiday.

1. First Chinese to win Nobel Prize in Medicine

News you don't wanna miss over the National Day holiday

File photo taken on Sept. 23, 2011 shows Chinese Pharmacologist Tu Youyou posing with her trophy after winning the Lasker Award, a prestigious US award, in New York, the United States.[Photo/Xinhua]

Eighty-five-year old Chinese pharmacologist Tu Youyou became China's first medicine Nobel laureate when it was announced on Oct 5 she was one of three scientists awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work in developing effective drugs against parasitic diseases.

Tu, a Chinese trained pharmacologist and a researcher at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing, was honored for her work in isolating the active ingredient from the plant Artemisia apiacea Hance that protects against the malaria parasite and developing an extraction method for its therapeutic use.

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