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Name four scientists and describe the contributions each made to modern medicine?

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Name four scientists and describe the contributions each made to modern medicine?

Postby atty » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:09 am

Barbara McClintock proposed the basis of our current theory of horizontal gene transference with 'jumping genes' (transposons). Earned the 1983 Nobel Prize in Medicine
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1983/mcclintock-autobio.html

Linda Buck who studies how olfactory sense of smell works -took 2004 Nobel in Medicine
http://labs.fhcrc.org/buck/
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2004/buck-lecture.html

Salvador Luria discovered restriction enzymes. His work began the method of subcloning that allows us to express genes in new cells. 1969 Nobel in Medicine
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1969/luria-bio.html

Helen Free – Developed the 'dip and read' diagnostic tests for glucose with dry reagents impregnated in dip stick form for both lab and home testing - particularly useful for diabetics so they could carry out home tests.

Gertrude Elien – drug design in chemotherapy and other areas invented Purinethol (2-amino 6 mercaptopurine) as first leukemia treatment
http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blelion.htm

Elizabeth Hazen & Rachel Brown – nystatin/mycostatin antifungal
http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/online-resources/chemistry-in-history/themes/pharmaceuticals/preventing-and-treating-infectious-diseases/hazen-and-brown.aspx
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Name four scientists and describe the contributions each made to modern medicine?

Postby caddaham50 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:13 am

just give 4 random scientists who did not contribute to modern medicine. Then, describing their contributions is quite easy.


*considering that is how the question was really asked
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Name four scientists and describe the contributions each made to modern medicine?

Postby earwin31 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:22 am

Do your own homework. Seriously, how lazy is this generation?
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