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Famous Scientists: A - B

Resources for Year 7 students researching scientists, inventions and discoveries

Mary Anning: Paleontologist

Elizabeth Blackwell: Doctor

Hertha Ayrton: Engineer

Patricia Bath: Opthamologist

Elizabeth Blackburn: Australian molecular biologist

What makes our bodies age ... our skin wrinkle, our hair turn white, our immune systems weaken? Biologist Elizabeth Blackburn shares a Nobel Prize for her work finding out the answer, with the discovery of telomerase: an enzyme that replenishes the caps at the end of chromosomes, which break down when cells divide. Learn more about Blackburn's groundbreaking research -- including how we might have more control over aging than we think.

Virginia Apgar: Physician

Isobel Bennett: Australian Marine Biologist