By Lisa Yount
A important quantity within the striking Scientists sequence, A to Z of Biologists makes use of the gadget of biography so one can placed a human face on technology - a style that provides immediacy to the prose for the excessive schooler who may need an curiosity in pursuing a occupation in biology. This complete survey positive aspects greater than a hundred and eighty entries and 50 black-and-white images. every one profile specializes in a selected biologist's study 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 pictures. Culturally inclusive and spanning the complete diversity of biologists from precedent days to the current day, the entries on ladies and minority biologists particularly articulate many of the stumbling blocks that those biologists overcame within the strategy of achieving their objectives. This quantity is a perfect source for college students and common readers attracted to the background of biology or the non-public lives of vital biologists.
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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. This was the first detailed, accurate description of human digestion. Beaumont was transferred to Jefferson Barracks, near St. Louis, Missouri, in July 1834. He tried to persuade St. Martin to join him there, but he did not offer enough money to let the trader bring his large family as well, so the French Canadian refused.
Effects produced by the hormone’s interaction with other types of receptors would not be changed. In the late 1950s, Black read an article by a scientist named James Ahlquist that suggested that adrenalin might have two kinds of receptors. 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.
Finally, his laboratory is studying how HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, invades and destroys certain cells in the immune system. Further Reading Berg, Paul. ” 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.