Traditional knowledge combines with scientific methods for Nobel Prize win

Article from CNN: Nobel Prize winner Tu Youyou combed ancient Chinese texts for malaria cure

I love everything about this story. Using the knowledge built up over centuries by  people not so different from us to inform the problems AND solutions of today is awesome. I wish we did more of it. There are so many people with so much knowledge out there that don’t have access to the validation systems of science, but this shows just how much things could change if those people were included in the scientific system which often excludes them and their form of knowledge.

As problematic as the Nobel Prizes can be, this is the kind of discovery and scientist I am 100% happy to support as a deserved winner.


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