Biochemistry

Marie Maynard Daly

February 14 is Valentine’s Day: a day associated with tending the heart. Today, we’ll look at a woman who has studied many factors impacting the human heart: Marie Maynard Daly.

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Peggy Whitson

Peggy Whitson always wanted to be an astronaut and she achieved her dream, becoming the first woman to command the ISS.

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Gladys Hobby

In 1928, the world of medicine was changed when Alexander Fleming demonstrated the antibacterial properties of penicillin.  But the large-scale impact of his discovery was only realized during World War II, when microbiologists discovered ways to mass produce the drug.  

One of those scientists was Gladys Hobby.

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