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Chief among Curie’s many achievements include discovering radioactivity and inventing a mobile X-ray unit that was employed during World War I.
Q1: Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?
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Franklin is known for her revolutionary work in discovering the double helix structure of DNA. She passed away four years before her male colleagues were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962.
Q2: For What is Rosalind Franklin known?
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Lovelace is regarded as the first computer programmer - long before modern computers were invented. Her notes on Charles Babbage’s proposed analytical engine (a programmable, general-purpose computer), is considered to be the very first computer algorithm.
Q3: Who is regarded as the first computer programmer — long before modern computers were invented?
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As India’s first female plant scientist, Ammal developed several hybrid species still grown today. She also advocated for protecting the biodiversity of India.
Q4: What was Janaki Ammal’s area of scientific expertise?
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In the 1970s, after studies of traditional herbal medicines, Youyou Tu managed to extract a substance, artemisinin, which inhibits the malaria parasite. Drugs based on artemisinin have led to the survival and improved health of millions of people.
Q5: Tu Youyou won the Nobel Prize in PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE in 2015 for discovering...
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West’s work in developing mathematical modeling of the shape of the Earth served as the foundation of GPS technology. In 2018, she was inducted into the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame, one of the Air Force space command’s highest honors.
Q6: When was Gladys West inducted into the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame?
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Helen Brooke Taussig founded the field of pediatric cardiology. She is credited with developing the concept for a procedure that would extend the lives of children born with Tetralogy of Fallot (the most common cause of blue baby syndrome).
Q7: Helen Taussig founded the field of pediatric cardiology. She is best known for discovering…
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna have discovered one of gene technology’s sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. This technology has had a revolutionary impact on the life sciences, is contributing to new cancer therapies.
Q8: Who won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “the development of a method for genome editing”?
In 1903, Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. After her first win in physics, she later earned an award in chemistry — making her the first person to have been awarded twice.
Q9: Who is the first person to win the Nobel Prize twice?
The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 58 times between 1901 and 2020.
Q10: How many female scientists have won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine so far?
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