Item description for Physiology or Medicine 1971-1980 (Nobel Lectures) by Jan Lindsten...
The quality of life for millions of people all over the globe has been improved by the work of diligent biologists and doctors working in the many branches of life science. An improved knowledge of how the body functions at the genetic, cellular, physiological and behavioural levels and a greater understanding of disease and pharmacology have resulted in a reduction in human suffering. The way is being paved for the effective treatment of some of the greatest health problems of the late 20th century - cancer, AIDs and diseases caused by parasites. These volumes are collections of the Nobel Lectures delivered by the laureates, together with their biographies, portraits and the presentation speeches for the periods 1971-1980 and 1980-1990. Each Nobel Lecture is based on the work for which the laureate was awarded the prize. New biographical data of the laureate are also included. These volumes of inspiring lectures by outstanding scientists should be on the bookshelf of every keen student, teacher and professor of biological and medical sciences as well as those in related fields. During the period 1971-1980 important research was recognized in areas as diverse as hormone action and radioimmunoassays, infectious diseases, molecular genetics, immunology, computerized tomography, and social behaviour. Below is a full list of the laureates during this period with a description of the work for which they were awarded their prizes: (1971) E.W. Sutherland Jr - for his discoveries concerning the mechanisms of the action of hormones; (1972) G.M. Edelman and R.R. Porter - for their discoveries concerning the chemical structure of antibodies; (1973) K. von Frisch, K. Lorenz and N. Tinbergen - for their discoveries concerning organization and elicitation of individual and social behaviour patterns; (1974) - A. Claude, C. de Duve and G.E. Palade - for their discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cell; (1975) D. Baltimore, R. Dulbecco and H.M. Temin - for their discoveries concerning the interaction between tumour viruses and the genetic material of the cell; (1976) B.S. Blumberg and D.C. Gajdusek - for their discoveries concerning new mechanisms for the origin and dissemination of infectious diseases; (1977) R. Guillemin and A.V. Schally - for their discoveries concerning the peptide hormone production of the brain; R. Yalow - for the development of radioimmunoassays of peptide hormones; (1978) W. Arber, D. Nathans and H.O. Smith - for the discovery of restriction enzymes and their application to problems of molecular genetics; (1979) A.M. Cormack and G.N. Hounsfield - for the development of computer assisted tomography; (1980) B. Benacerraf, J. Dausset and G.D. Snell - for their discoveries concerning genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate immunological reactions.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.72" Width: 6.51" Height: 1.61" Weight: 3.42 lbs.
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9810207913 ISBN13 9789810207915