Scientists from Ireland, Japan and China win Nobel medicine prize


This was the first Nobel Prize given to a Chinese scientist for work carried out within China.
“This is indeed a glorious moment,”  said Li Chenjian,  a vice provost at prestigious Peking University,  “This also is an acknowledgement to the traditional Chinese medicine,  for the work began with herbal medicine.”

The winners will share the 8 million Swedish kronor (about $960,000) prize money with one half going to Campbell and Omura,  and the other to Tu.  Each winner will also get a diploma and a gold medal at the annual award ceremony on Dec. 10, the anniversary of the death of prize founder Alfred Nobel.

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