For 40 years, no one knew this woman discovered a malaria cure. Now she's won a Nobel. Updated by Julia Belluz on October 6, 2015

For 40 years, no one knew this woman discovered a malaria cure. Now she's won a Nobel.

Nobel Prize for Chinese traditional medicine expert who developed malaria cure

Malaria Cure Based On Traditional Chinese Medicine Wins Tu Youyou Nobel Prize | SBS Your Language

Malaria Cure Based On Traditional Chinese Medicine Wins Tu Youyou Nobel Prize

When the standard malaria medications failed to help 18 critically ill patients, the attending physician in a Congo clinic acted under the “compassionate use” doctrine and prescribed a not-yet-approved malaria therapy made only from the dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant. In just five days, all 18 people fully recovered. This small but stunningly successful trial offers hope to address the growing problem of drug-resistant malaria.

When the standard malaria medications failed to help 18 critically ill patients, the attending physician in a Congo clinic acted under the "compassionate use" doctrine and prescribed a not-yet-approved malaria therapy made .

A compound in red wine, resveratrol, could prevent damaged cells from turning into neck and head tumors, though physicians aren't recommending that people take up drinking; researchers have found a potentially promising malaria cure and a precursor to vitamin B3 was found to prevent hearing loss from loud noises.

Red wine and cancer; potential malaria cure; vitamin prevents hearing loss: health news

Resveratrol, which is found in red grapes, has been linked to longevity and shown to have cancer-fighting properties.

12. A Natchez building is plastered with advertisements promoting a popular malaria cure.

This Is What Life In Mississippi Looked Like In 1935. WOW.

A Natchez building is plastered with advertisements promoting a popular malaria cure.

October 1935. "Advertisements for popular malaria cure. Natchez, Mississippi." Photo by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

October "Advertisements for popular malaria cure." Photo by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

Robert's Tonic and Malaria Cure

Robert's Tonic and Malaria Cure

A medical tonic bottle label for the cure to malaria as well as nervousness and fever.

Homemade Ginger Oil To Replace Pain Pills, Cough Syrup, Antibiotics, And More!

Ginger is a spice that has been used in many traditional cuisines as well as for numerous medicinal purposes in natural remedies.

Pond's Bitters Malaria Cure Ginger Brandy Rock Rye School Teacher Trade Card | eBay

Pond's Bitters Malaria Cure Ginger Brandy Rock & Rye School teacher TRADE CARD

Embossed Cork Bottle Patent Medicine Advertising As Shown Above picture

Home Remedies to Treat Malaria Naturally at Home

Home Remedies to Treat Malaria Naturally at Home

Nonprofit Sends Free Kits Of Potential Malaria Cures To Researchers | Popular Science

Nonprofit Sends Free Kits Of Potential Malaria Cures To Researchers

❤Sage is a commonplace herb used throughout the world for both culinary and medicinal purposes.❤

Sage: The Must-Grow Plant (Find Out How & Why To Use It)

Herbal Detox & Healing Herbs: ❤Sage is a commonplace herb used throughout the world for both culinary and medicinal purposes.

Chinese woman with no degree in medicine wins Nobel prize in medicine - WTF fun facts

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A top-secret Chinese communist military project led Tu Youyou to the Nobel Prize for medicine.

For 40 years, no one knew this woman discovered a malaria cure. Now she's won a Nobel.

A top-secret Chinese communist military project led Tu Youyou, an Herbalist, to the Nobel Prize for medicine.

Scientists stunned as dried leaves achieve 100% CURE RATE among critically ill MALARIA patients after all pharma drugs failed – NaturalNews.com

When all pharma drugs failed to do anything for Congo patients infected with drug-resistant malaria, a courageous local doctor dared to prescribe the ground leaves of the Artemisia annua plant [.

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