Nobel-women

Rigoberta Menchú (b. 1959) is a Guatemalan political activist who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. She is a strong campaigner for indigenous and women’s rights, particularly active during the Guatemalan Civil War.

She was forced to go into exile in Mexico in 1981, but organised the national resistance and the struggle for indigenous rights from outside her country. Since the end of the war, she campaigned for those responsible for the torture and genocide of the native population to be tried in Spanish courts, an effort which was successful on various occasions.

A Dozen Women Scientists You’ve Never Heard Of

Dr. Alice Hamilton: pioneer in industrial medicine in the U.S
Dr. Florence Rena Sabin: pioneer in the movement to change the aim of medical study from the cure to the prevention of disease.
Dr. Lise Meitner: Pioneer in nuclear physics. First scientist to recognize that the atom could be split to release tremendous amounts of energy.
Dr. Leta S. Holilngworth: Pioneer in the science of clinical psychology. An early fighter for women’s rights.
Dr. Rachel Fuller Brown: Chemist. Co-discoverer of the antibiotic nystatin, the first antibiotic effective against fungus diseases.
Dr. Gladys Anderson Emerson: The first to isolate vitamin E from wheat germ oil and study its functions. Studied the possible relationship of nutrition to cancer and arteriosclerosis.
Dr. Maria Goeppert Mayer: Nobel Prize winner in physics fro her shell theory of the nucleus of the atom.
Dr. Myra Adele Logan: Pioneer in medicine. First woman surgeon to operate on the heart. First black woman to be elected a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Dr. Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin: Nobel Prize winner in chemistry in 1964. Determined the structure of important chemical compounds of the body by cyrstallography.
Dr. Jane C. Wright: Pioneer of chemotherapy. First black woman to be appointed to a high post in medical administration.
Dr. Rosalyn S. Yalow: Nobel Prize winner in medicine, 1977, for her discovery of radioimmunoassay
Dr. Sylvia Earle Mead: Marine biologist who led the first US team of female aquanauts in the Tektite Underwater Research Project 

Continuing on with honouring brilliant women of colour, this is Youyou Tu. She won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2015 for ‘her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against malaria’. Youyou discovered and extracted the substance artemisinin, which inhibits the malaria parasite. Due to Youyou Tu’s discovery, which was hailed as a breakthrough in tropical medicine, millions of people in tropical developing countries have had their lives saved and their health improved.

Youyou’s position as a Nobel Prize laureate made her the first Chinese Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine and the first female citizen of the People’s Republic of China to have received a Nobel Prize in any category. She currently resides in Beijing with her husband, Li Tingzhao, and is Chief Scientist at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Princes react to a woman ‘touching’ MC (Request)

Lol, this was an…interesting one XD

Haha, love the creativity! Hope you enjoy it anon!

Enjoy~

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Prompt: Can I request a BMP or BMP2 (whatever works best for you😁) where the princes react to another woman at the ball inappropriately touching MC right in front of him? And her being upset but not wanting to cause issues?

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Prologue: The two of you were attending another grand ball at the Nobel Michel. Gorgeous women in exquisite ballgowns and handsome men in charming suits dotted the ballroom, engaged in various conversation. You and your prince were happily chatting in a corner. He was leaning against a pillar, smiling down at you as you stared up, giggling and laughing along at all his jokes. Out of nowhere, a beautifully dressed woman appeared, she wore a unique gown herself and came up to stand just behind you as she smiled at the prince. “Your Highness! What a pleasure it is to see you here!” Politely, you stepped to the side, allowing them to engage in conversation…but…something wasn’t quite right…gradually, you felt someone’s hand reach up to cup your bum. Jumping slightly in shock, you looked toward the woman in surprise as she smiled at you meaningfully. It was a discreet glance before she turned back to your boyfriend…but it was there. As their conversation wore on, you began to feel her squeeze lightly at first but increasing more and more in pressure. Quite frankly, you were feeling beyond uncomfortable. Silently struggling, you could feel yourself begin to squirm from her touch…until your prince finally noticed and looked over your shoulder to check…

Wilfred: His eyes glazed over in anger and almost immediately, he bowed shortly and spoke. “Well, miss, it has been a pleasure engaging in such a conversation but if you could kindly remove your hands from my ________, that would be marvelous.” The woman removed her hand almost immediately, shocked from his icy tone. Seeing her do so, he flashed her a cold smile, took hold of your trembling hand and began to lead you away. “It was nice meeting you miss.” And with that, the two of you were gone. Leading you out of the great hall, he stopped you and looked deep into your eyes, regret clouding the deep blue of his orbs. “Oh, _________…I’m so sorry, it must’ve been horrible right?” He pulled you into his chest, clutching you tightly. “Please forgive me, I should’ve noticed sooner…it’s my fault for not being on my guard. You’re so beautiful…of course people would approach you…”

Keith: Without thinking, he grabbed her wrist and pulled it away from you, anger showing clearly in his expression. You saw her visibly shrink away as he stared down at her. “Get your hands off my woman!” “Y-Your Highness…!” “Shut up! You don’t have nearly enough decency within you to talk to either me, or her!” And with that, he stormed out of the room dragging you behind him. The second he pulled you into a private room, he pinned you against the wall. “P-Prince Keith?!” He grinned down at you mischievously, “That cheeky little…heh, looks like I’ll have to make sure you forget all about her…” and thus began his long ministrations of making sure you ‘forgot’.

Roberto: He took action immediately. Saying absolutely nothing, he took your hand and guided you away from the woman. “Wha-Your Highness?!” Hearing her protest, he turned and gave her a menacing smile. “Oh, pardon me miss. I have no time to waste with people who dare pull such a thing on my girlfriend.” Tilting his head in a sickly sweet manner, he stared at her with cold eyes. “So don’t do it EVER again ok?” Leaving her speechless, he took you away and guided you outside of the ballroom. The minute you were alone, he collapsed his head onto your shoulder, leaning on you in fatigue. “Oh ________…I’m so sorry…I can’t believe I let her go that far without noticing…” Raising his head, he looked up at you sheepishly. Blushing, he said, “but don’t worry, I’ll protect you from now on ok? I’ll make sure that no one except me touches you~”

Joshua: His expression was unreadable but you could tell that the second he realized, he went from mildly interested to ‘would never wish to speak to you again in my entire life because you bore me’. Without saying a word, he held his hand up to silence the woman, reached to envelope your hand in his firm grip and walked off, not even glancing back to hear her protests. After the two of you had exited the ballroom, you became worried. “P-Prince Joshua…do you think it was ok? Leaving like that?” Hearing your words, he stopped short and turned to look you in the eye. “Would you have preferred it if I let her continue such a disgusting act?” You flinched at his intense words. “Well, n-no…but…wouldn’t it harm your reputation?” Your concern brought a soft smile to his lips as he gazed fondly at you. “Don’t worry about that. She was not worth my time. If anyone had the nerve to do such a thing, then they are definitely far to small to deserve my attention. Kissing your forehead softly, he smiled, “So don’t worry about that…ok?”

Glenn: Realizing the situation, he was shocked first and foremost. He hadn’t realized that such situations could occur. However, keeping up the good mood, he motioned for the woman to lean in and after he did so, he whispered something in her ear. You watched as the colour gradually drained from the woman’s face as she quickly curtsied and hurried away, a look of terror shadowing her expression. Curious, you turned to Glenn and asked what he had said to her. Hearing your query, he simply chuckled and said. “Oh, nothing much. I just reminded her how, as a Prince, I have enough power to make sure she never appears in the Nobel Michel, or the 6 nations, ever again, no questions asked. Then, I simply hinted that it would be a good idea for her to get her filthy hands off my girlfriend’s ass.” His explanation left you speechless. You knew that Glenn was never the subtle kind but you certainly didn’t expect this…

Edward: Seeing your silent cry for help, he smiled a gentlemanly smile and wrapped his arm around your waist, subtely pulling you to his side so that you were facing the devious woman. Though shocked at first, the woman’s eyebrow twitched slightly as if to say ‘well played’, she then proceeded to bob a curtsy and was gone just as quickly as she had arrived. However, even after her exit, Edward’s grasp around you stayed tight and firm, as if he would never let you go. “Um..Prince Edward?” you asked, a bit worried of how he was spacing out. “Oh! Yes my flower?” “Are you okay?” He sighed lightly and smiled down at you. “Yes my dear, I am fine…I was just thinking about how I must protect you even more than before. You are like a rose stripped of your thorns, a vulnerable beauty. I have to be careful or else someone else will pluck you away from me~”

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Lol, not sure if that was what you were expecting but I hope you liked it nonnie!

Stay Beautiful~

-Sakura~☆

Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012) was an Italian neurologist who in 1986 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF). She also served as Senator for Life in the Italian Senate from 2001 until her death at 103.

She studied medicine at the University of Turin and remained there as an assistant after graduation, but lost her position when in 1938 Jews were barred from holding academic posts. Nevertheless she set up a laboratory in her bedroom, and the research conducted there set the basis for her groundbreaking discoveries. Over the years her work led to the creation of new anti-inflammatory drugs and a greater understanding of how cancer spreads and evolves.

Nobel Awarded Women In Medicine and Physiology

Gerty Theresa Cori - 1947 Discovery of the course of the catalytic conversion of glycogen (also known as Cori Cycle)

Rosalyn Yalow - 1977 Development of radioimmunoassays of peptide hormones

Barbara McClintock - 1983 Discovery of mobile genetic elements

Rita Levi-Montalcini - 1986 Discoveries of growth factors

Gertrude B. Elion - 1988 Discoveries of important principles for drug treatment

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard - 1995 Discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development

Linda B. Buck - 2004 Discoveries of odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi - 2008 Discovery of human immunodeficiency virus

Carol W. Greider - 2009 Discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase

Elizabeth H. Blackburn - 2009 Discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase

May-Britt Moser - 2014 Discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain

We can be the next. WE CAN DO IT!

Gertrude B. Elion (1918-1999) was one of the recipients of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Throughout her career she developed a variety of new drugs, including the AIDS treatment AZT, as well as azathioprine, the first immunosuppressive drug.

Because of gender bias, she found it very difficult to obtain work despite two degrees in chemistry, and began as a food quality supervisor for supermarkets. Eventually she obtained a research position with a pharmaceutical company in New York, and went on to collaborate with the National Cancer Institute and the World Health Organization.

Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) was a French scientist who was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize for Chemistry – just like her mother, Marie Curie, in 1911. She received the distinction for the discovery of artificial radioactivity.

After completing her education at the Sorbonne, she continued studying at the Radium Institute, which had been built by her parents. Along with her husband, she discovered methods to create radioactive material cheaply and easily, for use in medical environments.

Gerty Theresa Cori (1896 – 1957) was an American biochemist who became the third woman—and first American woman—to win a Nobel Prize in science, and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Cori was born in Prague. She was admitted to medical school there, where she met her future husband Carl Ferdinand Cori. After graduation, they married and emigrated to America in 1922. Gerty  continued her early interest in medical research, collaborating in the laboratory with Carl. She published research findings coauthored with her husband, as well as publishing singly. Unlike her husband, she had difficulty securing research positions, and the ones she obtained provided meager pay. Her husband insisted on continuing their collaboration, though he was discouraged from doing so by institutions that employed him.

Gerty and her husband jointly received the Nobel Prize in 1947 for the discovery of the mechanism by which glycogen—a derivative of glucose—is broken down in muscle tissue into lactic acid and then resynthesized in the body and stored as a source of energy (known as the Cori cycle).

In 1957, Gerty Cori died after a ten-year struggle with myelosclerosis. She remained active in the research laboratory until the end. She received recognition for her achievements through multiple awards and honors. The Cori crater on the Moon and the Cori crater on Venus are named after her.

Ava Helen Pauling (1903-1981) was a peace activist involved in numerous causes, particularly concerning the rights of women and minorities, as well as international peace. She introduced her husband, Linus Pauling, to the field of peace studies, for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1962.

She studied home economics and chemistry, and went on to work as a laboratory assistant at the California Institute of Technology. She was a member of multiple women’s rights groups, and helped organize the “Women’s Peace March” in Europe. She also campaigned heavily for nuclear disarmament, which eventually led to the end of above-ground testing of nuclear weapons.

Mairead Maguire (b. 1944) is one of the founders of the Women for Peace, an organisation dedicated to find a peaceful resolution to the Troubles in Northern Ireland. She received the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts.

Women for Peace eventually became the Community of Peace People, and extended their scope to promote pacifist views in an international context. In 1981 Maguire was the co-founder of the human rights organisation Committee on the Administration of Justice. She has been a vocal critic of nuclear weapons and has campaigned heavily for their abolition worldwide.

Gerty Cori (1896-1957) was the 1947 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which she was awarded for her discovery of the mechanism by which glycogen is broken own into lactic acid in muscle tissue and stored as a source of energy. This made her the first woman to win the prize in this specific category, and only the third to win a Nobel Prize in science.

She attended and graduated from medical school in her native city of Prague, and later moved to New York, where she started a career in research and became a US citizen. She became a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1953.

Ada Yonath (b. 1939) is a crystallograhper from Israel, and the first Israeli woman to win the Nobel Prize. She achieved this in 2009 in Chemistry, for her groundbreaking research on the structure of the ribosome. She is also the first Middle Eastern woman to win a Nobel Prize in a science category.

She is currently the director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science. In addition to the Nobel Prize, she has received numerous other awards, such as the Wolf Prize in Chemistry and the Albert Einstein World Award for Science.

Aung San Suu Kyi (b. 1945) is a Burmese politician and diplomat who served as the first female Minister of Foreign Affairs in her country of Myanmar, and held several other important positions: First and incumbent State Counsellor, Minister of President’s Office, and Leader of the National League for Democracy. She is a winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, among other international recognitions of her democratic and pacifist efforts.

In the context of the 1988 Burmese uprisings, she founded the National League for Democracy in an attempt to create a stable and peaceful government, but was arrested a year later, after the military refused to yield power. She was still on house arrest when she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and many other laureates around the world called for her release. She used her 1.3 million USD prize to establish a health and education trust for the people of Myanmar.