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Mayya's Monday Motivator

March 7, 2016

Today is a beautiful day in NYC right before tomorrow's holiday. If you haven't guessed yet, tomorrow is an International Women's Day!

We are so happy and proud to join in this celebration.

 

Women are caring, strong and resilient.

We take care of the home, excel at our jobs, give birth, overcome challenges, multitask, and remain beautiful and confident. We deserve a day to celebrate us!

We put others before ourselves. We emphasize, and nurture. We fight for our families to live better. We help our men reach their fullest potential.

 

In celebration of this day, let's take a look at some of the outstanding women in Science.

 

 

 

Marie Curie (1867-1934)
Famous For: Work on radioactivity
Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only woman to win this award in two categories: Physics and Chemistry. She discovered polonium and radium and her work helped with the creation of X-rays.

 

 

 

Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012)
Famous For: Nerve growth studies
Rita Levi-Montalcini was a neurologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1986 for her findings in nerve growth factor (NGF).

 

 

Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958)
Famous For: Research on RNA, DNA, graphite, coal and viruses
Rosalind Franklin was a X-ray crystallographer and biophysicist whose work greatly contributed to the comprehension of molecular structures. Her most notable work revolved around X-ray diffraction images of DNA. Her work in this resulted in the finding of the DNA double helix.

 

 

 

Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994)
Famous For: Protein crystallography
Dorothy Hodgkin is known for her advancement of X-ray crystallography techniques which are now implemented to figure out the three dimensional structures of biomolecules. She was given the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her findings on the makeup of vitamin B12.

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