Today is the birthday of Louis Ignarro, born in 1941. He demonstrated the signaling properties of nitric oxide and is the founder of the Nitric Oxide Society. Nitric oxide is known to play a key role in regulating blood flow, controlling inflammation, cell growth, smooth muscle relaxation, heart disease, cancer, hypertension and impotence,. It also plays a role in preserving memory.
Monthly Archives: May 2015
When you have your dog out all day with you, find a shady spot for it and make sure you have water and food.
Does anyone else know of anything, Made in America, that I missed? I am running out of things. I think I mentioned last week we toured MFG in Ashtabula, Ohio. They make parts for Corvettes, Freightliners, refrigerator tubs, and windmill blades. Made in America.
5/30/1423 Georg Peurbach astronomer advocate of Arabic numerals, most people were using Roman numerals. He used the numerals to advance a table of sines. He insisted on the solid reality of the crystalline spheres of planets. He was the teacher of Regiomontanus. He died in 1461 at age 37.
5/30/1797 Karl Naumann, German geology professor and minerologist, he died in 1873 at age 76.
5/30/1874 Ernest Dushesne, discovered that mold kills bacteria 32 years before Alexander Fleming but his research went unnoticed. He was only 23 years old and unknown. Army service prevented him from continuing his work. He died in 1912 at the age of 38.
Dogs will be spending more time outdoors on these nice summer days, be sure to have the Heartguard and flea & tick prevention up to date.
Permatex adhesives are, Made in America.
5/29/1716 Louis Daubenton, French naturalist, comparative anatomist, he dissected 182 species of quadrupeds, he died in 1800 at the age of 84.
5/29/1781 Henri Braconnot, naturalist, he produced the substance xyloidine, a precursor of collodion and nitrocellulose which could be transformed into a vitreous varnish. This may be considered the first polymer created by a chemist. He also discovered chitin in mushrooms, the earliest known polysaccharide.
5/29/1794 Johan von Madler, German astronomer, along with Joseph Fraunhofer, made the first true map of Mars, he died in 1874 at age 80.
5/29/1929 Peter Higgs, physicist, known for the Higgs-Mechanism to explain the origin of mass of elementary particles, and predicts the existence of the Higgs Boson.
5/29/1932 Paul Erlich, biologist, he warned us overpopulation growth, wrote the book The Population Bomb.