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Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine

Angela N. H. Creager

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226017808
eISBN:
9780226017945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017945.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

After World War II, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) began mass-producing radioisotopes in its Oak Ridge reactor, sending out nearly 64,000 shipments of radioactive materials to scientists and ... More


Pathways

Angela N. H. Creager

in Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226017808
eISBN:
9780226017945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017945.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter follows radioisotopes into the laboratories of biochemists and molecular biologists, where they illuminated metabolic pathways and genetic transmission. Early isotope labelling ... More


Communal Form of DNA Research

Doogab Yi

in The Recombinant University: Genetic Engineering and the Emergence of Stanford Biotechnology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226143835
eISBN:
9780226216119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226216119.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 1 examines the establishment of Stanford Medical School’s Biochemistry Department. I detail how this “DNA Department” developed its own style of research management and collaboration ... More


Active Matter

Mathias Grote

in Membranes to Molecular Machines: Active Matter and the Remaking of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226625157
eISBN:
9780226625294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226625294.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter comprises a detailed case history on the emergence of what was to become a model of a molecular “pump,” the photoactive protein bacteriorhodopsin. The surge of research on this brand-new ... More


Mathematical Chemistry, a New Discipline

Guillermo Restrepo

in Essays in the Philosophy of Chemistry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190494599
eISBN:
9780197559666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190494599.003.0023
Subject:
Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry

THE AIM OF THIS chapter is to ponder and discuss the relationship between chemistry and mathematics, taking into account some early research we have performed on the subject (Restrepo and Schummer ... More


The professional schools

Morton Keller and Phyllis Keller

in Making Harvard Modern: The Rise of America's University

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195144574
eISBN:
9780197561829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195144574.003.0010
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Harvard’s nine professional schools were on the cutting edge of its evolution from a Brahmin to a meritocratic university. Custom, tradition, and the evergreen memory of the alumni weighed less ... More


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