By Lisa Yount
A helpful quantity within the impressive Scientists sequence, A to Z of Biologists makes use of the equipment of biography so one can positioned a human face on technology - a mode that provides immediacy to the prose for the excessive schooler who may have an curiosity in pursuing a profession in biology. This entire survey positive factors greater than one hundred eighty entries and 50 black-and-white pictures. each one profile makes a speciality of a specific biologist's study and contributions to the sphere and his or her impact on scientists whose paintings undefined. Their lives and personalities are mentioned besides via incidents, quotations, and pictures. Culturally inclusive and spanning the complete diversity of biologists from precedent days to the current day, the entries on girls and minority biologists particularly articulate the various stumbling blocks that those biologists overcame within the strategy of attaining their objectives. This quantity is a perfect source for college students and common readers attracted to the heritage of biology or the private lives of vital biologists.
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He observed the muscular movements of the stomach and did many further experiments on gastric juice, showing that this liquid dissolved food by a chemical process and that it needed heat to do so. The process worked well at 100°F, the temperature inside St. Martin’s stomach, but in a test tube at a colder temperature it took place slowly or not at all. Beaumont published the results of his experiments—about 238 of them— in 1833 in a book titled Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the Physiology of Digestion.
D. from Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve) in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1952. Berg did postdoctoral research on cancer in Denmark and at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He taught biochemistry in that university’s school of medicine from 1955 to 1959. He then joined the faculty of Stanford University in California, where he has spent the rest of his career. He was head of the department of biochemistry from 1969 to 1974. He became the Willson Professor of Biochemistry in 1970 and the director of the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine in 1985.
Black was knighted in 1981 and shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine with two other pioneer drug designers, GERTRUDE BELLE ELION and GEORGE HERBERT HITCHINGS. According to science reporter Thomas A. ” Further Reading Bass, Thomas A. Reinventing the Future. : Addison-Wesley, 1994. Black, James. “Sir James W. ” Les Prix Nobel 1988. Available online. html. Last updated 2002. Stapleton, Melanie Patricia. ” 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.