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Building on her Nobel Prize-winning research on cell function, Elizabeth H. Blackburn is trying to find a simple measure of a person's health risks

Maria Mayer: Mayer and Prof. Hans D. Jenson of the University of Heidelberg in Germany were co-winners of the 1963 Nobel Prize for Physics for their joint discoveries on nuclear shell structure. (Photo Credit: Bettmann/CORBIS)

Better building practices for structures in hurricane-prone regions will be the focus of a paper next month in Caribbean Construction Magazine by NJIT architecture professor Rima Taher, PhD. Taher has written extensively about best building design and construction practices to reduce wind pressures on building surfaces and to resist high winds and hurricanes in residential or commercial construction.

Candace Pert: Pert is a noted neuroscientist who discovered the opiate receptor in the brain. (Photo Credit: Claudio Edinger/CORBIS)

Annie Cannon: Cannon was an influential astronomer and the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate from Oxford.

Max Born (German-British, 1882-1970); won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "fundamental research in Quantum Mechanics, especially in the statistical interpretation of the wave function."

Israel’s scientist Prof. Ada E. Yonath was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, along with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan und Thomas A. Steitz from the United States, for her studies of the structure and function of the ribosome, a part of the cell that synthesizes protein and translates genetic code in the production of protein.

Werner Heisenberg (1901 - 1976) Physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize for his work on quantum mechanics, best known for his "uncertainty principle"