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Anna Berliner and her approach to Japanese culture

Anna Berliner and her approach to Japanese culture   Chantal Weber Department of Japanese Studies, University of Cologne, Germany Introduction: Historical background In the Meiji period (1868-1912), following the feudal era, Japan invited Western experts (oyatoi gaikokujin お雇い外国人) to bring their knowledge in various academic fields like medicine, geography, law …

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The Rape of the discoveries

What do Wilkins, Watson, Crick and Dean have in common? Readers can easily link the names of Wilkins, Watson and Crick to the famous discovery of the DNA double helix. Somebody will link their names to that of Rosalind Franklin, the usurped researcher of her discoveries, the true discoverer of …

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Claire Vogt: A forgotten talented daughter

Claire Vogt By studying the writings and biographies dedicated to Cécile and Oskar Vogt, we could not find any news about Claire: the first daughter of Cécile Vogt. The numerous biographical articles, obituaries and the monograph by Igor Klatzo, which trace the life and works of the Vogts, emphasize the …

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Maria Manasseina: sleep is not the absence of brain activity

The birth of electroencephalography (EEG) applied to humans dates back to the 1920s, when Hans Berger for the first time measured the difference in electrical potential between two electrodes placed on the scalp. In the following years, the instrumentation was perfected more and more, and in 1953, Aserinsky and Kleitman …

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Women scientists at the time of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic

In these days of crisis due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic we listen the words of eminent biologists, virologists, doctors, the most part of them are all men. But the women? Are there no experts women in the field of virology? Biology? In Italy, the national treatment and research center …

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