A to Z of Biologists by Lisa Yount

By Lisa Yount

A worthwhile quantity within the outstanding Scientists sequence, A to Z of Biologists makes use of the machine of biography with the intention to positioned a human face on technology - a mode that provides immediacy to the prose for the excessive schooler who may need an curiosity in pursuing a occupation in biology. This accomplished survey good points greater than one hundred eighty entries and 50 black-and-white pictures. each one profile specializes in a selected biologist's examine and contributions to the sphere and his or her impression on scientists whose paintings undefined. Their lives and personalities are mentioned in addition via incidents, quotations, and images. Culturally inclusive and spanning the complete diversity of biologists from precedent days to the current day, the entries on ladies and minority biologists specifically articulate a few of the hindrances that those biologists overcame within the means of attaining their targets. This quantity is a perfect source for college kids and common readers drawn to the heritage of biology or the private lives of vital biologists.

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He remained in the city for the rest of his life, teaching at St. Louis University and maintaining a profitable medical practice. He died on April 25, 1853, after slipping on an icy step and hitting his head. His former “guinea pig” outlived him by 27 years, finally dying in 1880 at the age of 86. Further Reading Beaumont, William. Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the Physiology of Digestion. 1833. : Dover Publications, 1996. Epstein, Samuel, Beryl Williams Epstein, and Joseph Scrofani.

Texas Heart Institute Journal, 1997. Available online. html. ᨳ Boussingault, Jean-Baptiste (1802–1887) French Chemist Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Dieudonné Boussingault made important discoveries about the way plants and animals interact with the nonliving environment, especially chemicals in the air and soil. He was a pioneer of agricultural chemistry. Boussingault was born in Paris in 1802. As a young man, he studied the science of mining and supervised mines in Alsace. A meeting with famous scientist-explorer ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT stirred his desire to visit distant Boyer, Herbert Wayne lands, and he found a chance to fulfill his wish when Simón Bolívar, who had freed several South American countries from Spanish control, asked Humboldt for help in finding scientists to staff a research institution and Humboldt gave him Boussingault’s name.

Cancer can result when these genes are inactivated or destroyed. Bishop continues to try to learn what oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes do and how 28 Black, James Whyte they do it in both normal and cancerous cells. 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.

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