ALL BLOGS in BIOLOGY


Living with Plasma

Image Source https mpnl seas gwu edu files 2016 12 Manequin-1ldj5s1 pngWe all know that from time immortal for living the basic needs are air water sun and food with many other needs like cloth transport houses medicine etc adding with time In the present ti...

Power of Imagination

So for a time being the reader shall leave all other work and be ready to get into a world of imagination As the word suggests 39 imagination 39 means something that doesn 39 t exist but is capable enough to make its place to this world Imagination is the immense...

Sir Alexander Fleming, Sir Ernst Boris Chain and Sir Howard Walter Florey: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1945

Antibiotics are one of the common drugs prescribed by doctors Antibiotics are chemical substances which kill or inhibit growth of microorganisms Antibiotics have played a vital role in increasing the life expectancy of man One of the first antibiotics to be effectiv...

Prof. Elizabeth H. Blackburn: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2009

The Nobel winner says keeping telomeres the ends of our chromosomes in prime condition can stave off diseases associated with ageing Professor Elizabeth Helen Blackburn AC FRS FAA FRSN born 26 November 1948 is an Australian-American Nobel laureate cur...

The Story of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

We always keep our search mode on alert for patterns in thoughts about the surrounding world Keep your eyes open because a few revolutionary ideas are likely to come from these thoughts in unexpected places Can you believe a paper napkin in a restaurant became th...

Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1933

Dr Thomas H Morgan an American biologist and Professor was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in the year 1933 for his discoveries explaining the role of chromosomes in heredity Born in Lexington Kentucky U S A Morgan had interest in natural h...

Norman Ernest Borlaug: Father of Green Revolution

Norman Borlaug Image Credit www worldfoodprize org Norman Borlaug March 25 1914 September 12 2009 was credited with Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his contribution to the society for saving a billion population from the verge of starvation His contribu...

Telomeres - The Protective Caps on Chromosomes\

Editor 39 s Note Elizabeth Helen Blackburn an Australian-American Nobel laureate currently the President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies studied the telomere a structure at the end of chromosomes that protects the chromosome Blackburn co-disco...

Drs. Andrew Z Fire & Craig C Mello: The Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 2006

L-R Andrew Fire Mechanism of RNAi- where siRNA small interfering RNA generated from the dsRNA by Dicer recruits RNA interference silencing complex RISC to degrade the corresponding mRNA Craig C Mello Andrew Z Fire was born in 1959 He...

31P-qNMR for Drug Analysis (For advanced learners)

The story of evolution of human civilization would feel unfinished if the devastating role of diseases is left untold Since the dawn of the civilization in the known history human race has been afflicted by several infectious and autoimmune diseases Epidemics such ...

Sir John B. Gurdon: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2012

Sir John B Gurdon shares his birthday with father of our nation Born on October 2 1933 in United Kingdom Gurdon was a below average student Despite his teacher s ridicule he pursued his dream in sciences and became the brightest minds to be awarded a Nobel Priz...

Drs. John Macleod and Frederick Banting: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1923

Dr John James Rickard Macleod Scottish biochemist and physiologist was born in Clunie in central Scotland in 1876 He studied medicine at the University of Aberdeen He obtained a Ph D in 1898 and then studied biochemistry at the University of Leipzig in Germany ...

Dr. Shinya Yamanaka: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2012

Shinya Yamanaka is a stem cell scientist from Japan born in 1962 He began his carrier as a surgeon after obtaining his degree in medicine He returned to Studies for his Ph D to solve the mysteries of diseases that had no cure During his Ph D he developed inter...

Drs. Barry J. Marshall & J. Robin Warren: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2005

Dr Barry Marshall was born on 30th September 1951 in Western Australia After receiving his MBBS degree from University of Western Australia where he in 1974 joined as Registrar in Medicine at the Royal Perth Hospital Perth Dr Robin Warren born on 11th June...

Sir Robert G. Edwards: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2010

Sir Robert G Edwards 27 Sep 1925 - 10 Apr 2013 Sir Robert G Edwards was a British Physiologist who received the Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine in the year 2010 for his revolutionary work in development of in-vitro fertilization IVF He was born in Manch...

Drs. Edward B. Lewis, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and Eric F. Wieschaus: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1995

Dr Edward B Lewis an American geneticist was born in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania In 1939 he obtained BA in Biostatistics from University of Minnesota where he worked with Drosophila melanogaster in C P Oliver s lab Later in 1942 he received his Ph D degr...

Dr.Barbara McClintock: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1983

Dr Barbara McClintock was an American scientist She extensively used maize corn as model system for her genetic studies Maize has several advantages in genetic studies It has relatively larger chromosomes and Barbara McClintock developed method to stain and see ma...