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(Christian Renē Maria Joseph de Duve), 1917–2013, Belgian cell biologist, b. England, M.D., Catholic Univ. of Louvain, 1941. He joined the faculty at Louvain in 1947 and at the Rockefeller Institute (now Rockefeller Univ.) in New York in 1962, splitting his time between the two institutions until he retired (1985 and 1988, respectively). He founded (1974) the International Institute of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Brussels. In 1974 de Duve received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Albert ClaudeClaude, Albert
, 1899–1983, Belgian biologist, b. Longlier, M.D., Univ. of Liège, 1928. He joined the Rockefeller Institute (now Rockefeller Univ.) in 1929 and spent his entire career there.
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 and George PaladePalade, George Emil
, 1912–2008, American cell biologist, b. Iaşi, Romania, M.D. Univ. of Bucharest, 1940. He was a faculty member at the Rockefeller Institute (now Rockefeller Univ.) from 1946 to 1973, when he joined the Yale Medical School.
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 for their pioneering work on cellular structure and function, which established modern cell biology. Using differential centrifuging, a technique refined and applied by Claude, de Duve identified a new organelle, the lysosome, which contains enzymes that aid in particle digestion and promote disintegration of cells after they die. Lysosomes are critical to the body's ability to defend against bacteria, and de Duve's discovery has had important implications in medicine, as Tay-Says and a number of other hereditary diseases are caused by deficiencies in lysosomal enzymes. He wrote A Guided Tour of the Living Cell (1984) and other works.
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De Duve went on to study medicine, graduating from the Catholic University of Leuven with an MD in 1941.
Art theorists and critics Rosalind Krauss and Thierry de Duve both formulate art theories to explain the functioning of art after the 1960s, each critic elaborating on different aspects of Greenberg's art theory.
Sydney, May 7 ( ANI ): Belgium is mourning the death of its Nobel laureate, the biochemist Christian de Duve who died in an act of euthanasia at the age of 95 according to a Belgian daily.
Nobel prize winning biologist Christian de Duve provides a good example of the latter attitude when he defines "life" as "what is common to all living beings.
13) Or as Christian de Duve has explained, theories of prebiotic natural selection fail because they "need information which implies they have to presuppose what is to be explained in the first place.
Gould, Richard Dawkins, and Christian de Duve are chock-full of these stories, chock-full of "unscientific" claims' (103).