EXHIBITS: Stroll Through Chemistry History

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Science  20 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5798, pp. 393
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5798.393d

Gerty and Carl Cori shared more than most married couples, including a lab, a fascination with carbohydrate metabolism, and the 1947 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. The pair revealed how the body adjusts its sugar supply by breaking down and rebuilding glycogen. Their work is one of the milestones showcased at The National Historic Chemical Landmarks Web site. The 5-year-old exhibit from the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C., explores more than 30 firsts in medicine, industry, consumer products, and basic science, adding a few new examples each year. You can also check out locales where revolutions in chemical research or production occurred, such as the Savannah Pulp and Paper Laboratory in Georgia and the Polymer Research Institute in New York City, which helped spark an explosion of interest in the giant molecules.


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