Yearender: Ten most talked-about newsmakers in 2015

Updated: 2015-12-31 06:36


Editor's Note: Some noticeable figures made the year 2015 truly special. From high-ranking officials to sports stars, from prize winners to environmentalist, let's trace their ups and downs, joys and sorrows.

Yearender: Ten most talked-about newsmakers in 2015

China's Tu Youyou (R) who won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, gives a lecture in Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, capital of Sweden, Dec 7, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Winner: Tu Youyou

The 85-year-old Chinese scientist Tu Youyou on Oct 5 won the Nobel Prize for a therapy that is extracted from a TCM herb known as sweet wormwood and is now used globally to treat malaria. She is the first Chinese national to win a Nobel for medicine, and the first Chinese woman to win any Nobel.

The honor opened a new debate on traditional Chinese medicine, and reminded us that modern medical science depends on inspiration from every possible source.

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