A to Z of Biologists (Notable Scientists) by Lisa Yount

By Lisa Yount

A invaluable quantity within the outstanding Scientists sequence, A to Z of Biologists makes use of the equipment of biography with a purpose to placed a human face on technology - a style that provides immediacy to the prose for the excessive schooler who may have an curiosity in pursuing a profession in biology. This complete survey positive factors greater than one hundred eighty entries and 50 black-and-white images. every one profile specializes in a selected biologist's study and contributions to the sector and his or her impact on scientists whose paintings undefined. Their lives and personalities are mentioned besides via incidents, quotations, and images. Culturally inclusive and spanning the complete variety of biologists from precedent days to the current day, the entries on ladies and minority biologists particularly articulate many of the hindrances that those biologists overcame within the technique of achieving their pursuits. This quantity is a perfect source for college students and normal readers drawn to the heritage of biology or the private lives of vital biologists.

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Her dowry, a sum of money that her father gave her when she married, eased Bernard’s monetary problems, but the marriage was a miserable one. Marie, a very religious woman, strongly objected to experimentation on living animals, which became Bernard’s specialty. The couple raised two daughters, but in 1869 they decided to live apart. Most French medical researchers of the time emphasized the study of human patients in hospitals, but Bernard preferred to work in a laboratory, where he could carry out carefully 25 controlled experiments like those used in physics and chemistry.

His goal, he says, is to learn how normal cells control their growth and reproduction and why cancer cells fail to do so. However, he has had less time for his research since 1998, when he became chancellor of UCSF. He also heads the G. W. Hooper Research Foundation, is a member of the Markey Program in Biological Sciences, and is a University Professor, the highest faculty level in the University of California. He has been showered with awards, including the Albert Lasker Medical Research Award (1982), the Armand Hammer Cancer Research Prize (1984), and the Trustees’ Medal of Massachusetts General Hospital (1992).

Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Spring 2001. ———. ” University of California Programs in the History of the Biosciences and Biotechnology. Available online. sunsite. edu:2020/dynaweb/teiproj/oh/science/ berg/@Generic_BookView. Accessed 2000. ———, and Maxine Singer. Dealing with Genes: The Language of Heredity. : University Science Books, 1992. ᨳ Bernard, Claude (1813–1878) French Physiologist Claude Bernard helped to establish physiology as a modern laboratory science and made several major discoveries about how parts of the body Bernard, Claude work.

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