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The quest for modernisation of traditional Chinese medicine

  • Qihe Xu1Email author,
  • Rudolf Bauer2,
  • Bruce M Hendry1,
  • Tai-Ping Fan3,
  • Zhongzhen Zhao4,
  • Pierre Duez5,
  • Monique SJ Simmonds6,
  • Claudia M Witt7,
  • Aiping Lu4,
  • Nicola Robinson8,
  • De-an Guo9 and
  • Peter J Hylands10
BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineThe official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)201313:132

Received: 17 February 2013

Accepted: 28 May 2013

Published: 13 June 2013

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17 Feb 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
19 May 2013 Author responded Author comments - Qihe Xu
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28 May 2013 Editorially accepted
13 Jun 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6882-13-132

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Authors’ Affiliations

King's College London, Department of Renal Medicine, London, UK
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacognosy, Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Graz, Austria
Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China
Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, Bromatology and Human Nutrition, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, UK
Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Berlin, Germany
Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, London, UK
Shanghai Research Centre for TCM Modernisation, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
King's College London, Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, London, UK