Tu Youyou's Discovery

Tu Youyou's Discovery

Finding a Cure for Malaria

Songju Ma Daemicke


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Tu Youyou had been interested in science and medicine since she was a child, so when malaria started infecting people all over the world in 1969, she went to work finding a treatment. Trained as a medical researcher in college and healed by traditional medicine techniques when she was young, Tu Youyou started experimenting with natural Chinese remedies. The treatment she discovered through years of research and experimentation is still used all over the world today.


Songju Ma Daemicke:

Songju Ma Daemicke is a software engineer and award-winning author. Her book Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant was an NSTA and CBC best STEM book and the 2018 CALA best children's book winner. She lives in the Chicago suburbs.