Tag Archives: Nobel Prize in Chemistry

today’s birthday: Heinrich Wieland (1877)


 

Heinrich Wieland (1877)

Wieland was a German chemist who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1927 for determining the molecular structure of bile acids, which are produced by the liver. His work provided insight into the mechanism by which bile acids aid in the resorption of food in the intestines and led to the establishment of the close relationship between cholesterol and the bile acids. How did Wieland help students who were persecuted under the Nuremberg Laws of Nazi Germany? More… Discuss

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today’s birthday: Glenn Seaborg (1912)


Glenn Seaborg (1912)

In 1940, American chemist Glenn Seaborg and his colleagues discovered plutonium. He soon joined the Manhattan Project and was instrumental in the development of the atomic bomb, which he unsuccessfully pressed President Truman not to use on civilian targets. In 1951, he and Edwin McMillan shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on transuranium elements. During his lifetime, Seaborg held dozens of patents—among them the only patents ever issued for what? More… Discuss

Linus Pauling (What would be the world without Vitamin C?)


Linus Pauling _  Vitamin C

Linus Pauling _ Vitamin C (click on picture to read entire article)

(Source: http://www.paulingexhibit.org/)

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus_Pauling

Linus Carl Pauling (February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994)[1] was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author and educator. He was one of the most influential chemists in history and ranks among the most important scientists of the 20th century.[2][3] Pauling was among the first scientists to work in the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology.

Pauling is one of only four individuals to have won more than one Nobel Prize.[4] He is one of only two people awarded Nobel Prizes in different fields (the Chemistry and Peace prizes), the other being Marie Curie (the Chemistry and Physics prizes), and the only person awarded two unshared prizes…

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Linus Pauling's book How to Live Longer and Fe...

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“How to live longer and feel better” by Linus Pauling, is a book to lean from, just like al his publications, manuals and abstracts.

 Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid or L-ascorbate is an essential nutrient for humans and certain other animal species. In living organisms ascorbate acts as an antioxidant by protecting the body against oxidative stress.[1] It is also a cofactor in at least eight enzymatic reactions including several collagen synthesis reactions that cause the most severe symptoms of scurvy when they are dysfunctional.[2] In animals these reactions are especially important in wound-healing and in preventing bleeding from capillaries. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_C)

Vitamin C is found in fresh fruits and vegetables.

So: Eat your veggies and  fruits, Daily!