New Generation Aminoglycosides?

A great advancement in medication was made on October 19, 1943 in the laboratory of Selman Abraham Waksman at Rutgers University by Albert Schatz, a graduate student. Waksman and his laboratory discovered several antibiotics, including actinomycin, clavacin, streptothricin, streptomycin, grisein, neomycin, fradicin, candicidin, candidin, and others. Two of these, streptomycin and neomycin, found extensive application in…

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Cochlear Explorers – Part VIII – Space of Nuel

Welcome to part VIII of Hearing International’s series honoring the Cochlear Explorers. This week’s explorer is Jean-Pierre Nuel (1847-1920), who was a Luxembourgian–Belgian ophthalmologist and physiologist.  Recall that there are lots of cells and other structures within the body named after the researchers who first described them, and these are called Eponyms. Nuel’s name is lent to an area between the innermost hear cell and the outermost pillar of corti now…

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