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Encyclopedia > Erwin Neher

Erwin Neher (born 1944 in Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria) is a German biologist. He co-developed the patch-clamp technique. He won a Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology in 1991. 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Landsberg am Lech is a town in the southwest of Bavaria, Germany, about 30 kilometers west of Munich. ... The Free State of Bavaria (German: Bayern or Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... A biologist is a scientist devoted to and producing results in biology through the study of organisms. ... Sir Edward Appletons medal Photographs of Nobel Prize Medals. ... Medicine on the Web NLM (National Library of Medicine, contains resources for patients and healthcare professionals) Virtual Hospital (digital health sciences library by the University of Iowa) Online Medical Dictionary Collection of links to free medical resources Categories: Medicine | Health ... Physiology (in Greek physis = nature and logos = word) is the study of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of living organisms. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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  • Nobel autobiography

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Erwin Neher Biography | World of Anatomy and Physiology (976 words)
Erwin Neher, along with Bert Sakmann, was awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for the development of the patch clamp technique.
Neher was born in Landsberg, Germany, on March 20, 1944, the son of Franz Xavier Neher and Elisabeth Pfeiffer Neher.
Neher found that by using a light suction with a super clean pipette, he could create a high-resistance seal of 10-100 gigohms (a gigohm is a measure of electrical resistance equal to one billion ohms).
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