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December 24, 2021

Yuletide discoveries in the research lab

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Edward Kendall, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic biochemist, was a tenacious investigator who spent most of his time – holidays included – in his laboratory. On the night of December 23, 1914, he dozed off while conducting the chemical extraction of hog thyroid. When he awoke, what to his wondering eyes did appear but a mysterious […]

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