Ciro Santilli
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Host: Bill Nye.
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physics topics:
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biology topics:
  • Leeuwenhoek microscope and the discovery of microorganisms, and how pond water is not dead, but teeming with life. No sample of course.
  • 1831 Robert Brown cell nucleus in plants, and later Theodor Schwann in tadpoles. This prepared the path for the idea that "all cells come from other cells", and the there seemed to be an unifying theme to all life: the precursor to DNA discoveries. Re-enactment, yay.
  • 1971 Carl Woese and the discovery of archaea
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Genetics:
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Medicine:
  • blood circulation
  • anesthesia
  • X-ray
  • germ theory of disease, with examples from Ignaz Semmelweis and Pasteur
  • 1796 Edward Jenner discovery of vaccination by noticing that cowpox cowpox infected subjects were immune
  • vitamin by observing scurvy and beriberi in sailors, confirmed by Frederick Gowland Hopkins on mice experiments
  • Fleming, Florey and Chain and the discovery of penicillin
  • Prontosil
  • diabetes and insulin
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