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Physics Pioneer and Anti-Nuclear Activist Ernest Sternglass Dies at 91

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Ernest Sternglass, whose correspondence as a young physicist with Albert Einstein led to an electron amplification discovery that – two decades later – allowed hundreds of millions to watch live video of Apollo 11 astronauts walking on the moon, died of heart failure Feb. 12 in Ithaca. He was 91.

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‘Mother of Bone Marrow Transplantation’ Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Thomas Dies at 92

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Dorothy “Dottie” Thomas, wife and research partner to 1990 Nobel laureate E. Donnall Thomas, M.D., died the evening of Friday, Jan. 9. She was 92. Don Thomas, pioneer of the bone marrow transplant and former director of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 2012, also at age 92.

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Neal First, Whose Work Led to Cattle Cloning, Dies at 84

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Emeritus Professor Neal First, a pioneer in cattle reproduction and cloning who studied animal physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 45 years, died Nov. 20 from complications of cancer. His work in the 1980s on how sperm and eggs are prepared, or matured, for fertilization set the stage for in vitro fertilization of cattle.

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Martin Riesebrodt, Sociologist of Religion, 1948-2014

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Riesebrodt, professor emeritus of the sociology of religion in the Divinity School and Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago, died Dec. 6 of cancer in Berlin. He was 66.

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Dr. Denham Harman – Legendary Scientist – Dies at Age 98

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Denham Harman, M.D., Ph.D., the man who correctly theorized that free radicals cause aging and that antioxidants can reduce the effects of free radicals, died Tuesday at the age of 98.

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Immunologist Herman Eisen Dies at 96

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Immunologist Herman Eisen, founding member of the MIT Center for Cancer Research, died Nov. 2 at age 96. He is perhaps best known for his early work in describing affinity maturation.

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Esther Conwell, Pioneering Professor of Chemistry, Dead at 92

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Esther M. Conwell, research professor of chemistry at the University of Rochester and recipient of a National Medal of Science, died in a motor vehicle accident Sunday at the age of 92.

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Dr. Michael Koller, Beloved Loyola Physician and Teacher, 1960 – 2014

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Michael Koller, MD, a compassionate physician, master teacher, skilled musician and beloved member of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine community, died peacefully at his Oak Park home Nov. 11 after a long illness. He was 53.

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Stanley G. Schultz, Whose Rehydration Research Helped Save Millions, Has Died

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Stanley G. Schultz, M.D., a world-renowned investigator, educator and administrator at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, died Thursday, Oct. 23. He was 82 years old.

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Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy Leaves an Outstanding Legacy to Business, Expert Says

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