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Instead of dividing two was thus the information center of the cell order viagra extra dosage 200mg with mastercard, while protein mol- form two identical daughter cells as other bacteria do (a ecules in the form of enzymes were the workhorses effective viagra extra dosage 120 mg, catalyz- process termed binary division), Caulobacter crescentus ing the thousands of vital chemical reactions that occur in the undergoes what is termed symmetric division. Conventional wisdom held that the two functions were 101 Cech, Thomas R. WORLD OF MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY separate—that there was a delicate division of labor. Cech and others discovered that portions of seemingly noncoded DNA his colleagues at the University of Colorado established, how- were snipped out of the RNA and the chain was spliced back ever, that this picture of how RNA functions was incorrect; together where these intervening segments had been removed. It was a discovery that reverberated through- Cech and his coworkers were not initially interested in out the scientific community, leading not only to new tech- such introns, but they soon became fascinated with their func- nologies in RNA engineering but also to a revised view of the tion and the splicing mechanism itself. Cech shared the 1989 Nobel Prize for how these so-called nonsense sequences, or introns, were Chemistry with Sidney Altman at Yale University for their removed from the transcribed RNA, Cech and his colleague work regarding the role of RNA in cell reactions. Arthur Zaug decided to investigate the pre-ribosomal RNA of Cech was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Robert Franklin the Tetrahymena, just as it underwent transcription. Cech do this, they first isolated unspliced RNA and then added some recalled in an autobiographical sketch for Les Prix Nobel, he Tetrahymena nuclei extract. Their assumption was that the cat- grew up in “the safe streets and good schools” of Iowa City, alytic agent or enzyme would be present in such an extract. His father had a deep and abiding interest in physics as two scientists also added small molecules of salts and well as medicine, and from an early age Cech took an avid inter- nucleotides for energy, varying the amounts of each in subse- est in science, collecting rocks and minerals and speculating quent experiments, even excluding one or more of the additives. In junior high school he was But the experiment took a different turn than was expected. Cech went to Grinnell College in 1966; at first attracted occurred even without the nucleic material being present. This to physical chemistry, he soon concentrated on biological chem- was a development they did not understand at first; it was a istry, graduating with a chemistry degree in 1970. They married in 1970 and situation in which RNA appeared to be its own catalytic moti- went together to the University of California at Berkeley for vator. At first they suspected that their experiment had been graduate studies.
He remained at the Walter Reed until 169 Who’s Who in Orthopedics his retirement in 1935 generic viagra extra dosage 130mg on line. He was one of those for- research assistant at the Institute of Orthopedics tunate people who only need 4 hours’ sleep a under Sir Herbert Seddon and was appointed con- night generic viagra extra dosage 150mg overnight delivery, and so have more time to work than most. Mary Abbot Hospitals On his retirement, he was, by special congres- in 1952. Here he established an orthopedic unit, sional legislation, made a consultant with pay and which became renowed. Lippy—as he was affec- allowances for life, the ﬁrst man to be so honored tionately known to all—was especially concerned in US Army history. In 1953 an annual lecture with teaching junior orthopedic surgeons, and was named after him. During this time he took a keen interest in the hitherto rather neglected casualty services of this country, and played an important part in the eventual establishment of recognized accident and emergency departments, together with ade- quate training programs for the staff. Mary Abbots Hospitals, he was involved in the planning and smooth amalgamation of these hospitals with the Charing Cross Hospitals to form the existing New Charing Cross Hospital. At an age when most men would have begun to take life more easily, he accepted the post of director of clinical studies at the Institute of Orthopedics with his customary enthusiasm and dedication, and in 1974 he became professor of orthopedics of London University. He was able to foresee the problems that the postgraduate hospi- tals would face in the coming years, and set out to establish specialist departments at the Royal Lipmann KESSEL National Orthopedic Hospital that would help to 1914–1986 maintain its identity and reputation. In particular, he was largely instrumental in the setting up of Professor Lipmann Kessel was born in South the spinal injuries unit and a specialist shoulder Africa, educated at the University of Witwater- unit, his own particular lifelong interest. He later volunteered for articles about his early experiences with the para- parachute duties and, as surgeon in command of chute surgical team to many publications about a parachute team, took part in the battle of the shoulder joint, which remained his greatest Arnhem, where with exceptional skill and interest. He published several authoritative books courage he was directly responsible for saving on this subject and formed an international organ- many lives. When he had done all he could for ization for the study of the shoulder joint and the wounded, he managed to escape his German related diseases. He was executive member of the captors and, with the help of the Dutch Resis- council of the British Orthopedic Association and tance, eventually made his way home.
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