By Lisa Yount
A precious quantity within the awesome Scientists sequence, A to Z of Biologists makes use of the equipment of biography for you 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 profession in biology. This complete survey beneficial properties greater than a hundred and eighty entries and 50 black-and-white images. every one profile makes a speciality of a specific biologist's study and contributions to the sphere and his or her influence on scientists whose paintings undefined. Their lives and personalities are mentioned besides via incidents, quotations, and images. Culturally inclusive and spanning the full diversity 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 ambitions. This quantity is a perfect source for college students and basic readers attracted to the heritage of biology or the private lives of vital biologists.
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Scientists exposed to water containing active Pfiesteria or air above water in which fish kills were in progress, including Burkholder herself, have suffered problems ranging from burning skin and difficulty in breathing to memory loss so severe that for several weeks they could not remember their own names or addresses. Fishers who handled infected fish and shellfish or people who swam in waters where Pfiesteria was active have reported similar signs of illness. Burkholder’s work became controversial in the early 1990s, when her group linked the Pfiesteria outbreaks to high amounts of nitrates, phosphates, and other nutrients in the water.
Ahlquist called them alpha and beta. On further investigation, Black found that adrenalin apparently produced changes in heart rate by interacting with beta receptors. He hoped, therefore, that a drug that blocked only the beta receptors could be used to treat angina. ), a British firm, and the company agreed to provide a laboratory for his research. I. from 1958 to 1964. With the help of chemist John Stephenson, Black studied the chemical structure of adrenalin and other substances known to attach to beta receptors.
Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine. 1865. : Dover Publications, 1957. Holmes, Frederick L. Claude Bernard and Animal Chemistry. Boston: Harvard University Press, 1974. ᨳ Bishop, J. Michael (1936– ) American Molecular Biologist, Geneticist, Virologist When John Michael Bishop was growing up, no one—least of all Bishop himself—would have predicted that he would become a Nobel Prize– winning researcher, uncovering genetic secrets of both cancer and normal cell growth. Born on February 22, 1936, in York, Pennsylvania, he spent his childhood in a rural home near the Susquehanna River.
A to Z of Biologists (Notable Scientists) by Lisa Yount