Scientific Research in Herbal Medicine

Professor Tu Youyou is one of the foremost natural product scientists in the world. Her work at the Institute Chinese Materia Medica of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Science led to the development of a first-line anti-malaria drug, artemisinin, an extract of the Chinese herb, Qinghao. AboutexploreIM.UCLA As part of the UCLA Center for East West Medicine’s ongoing effort to bridge the understanding of the integration of western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it has launched Explore IM: Exploring Integrative Medicine, a web-based portal designed to be a world class interactive resource for integrative medicine. Visit

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