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The Coolest Women in Science 2016

This March we celebrate Women’s History Month. Women are generally underrepresented in science – especially in the upper ranks of professional research. Here are some of the most amazing women in science.

Cori Bargmann is uncovering the causes of neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and autism. Through her studies on roundworms, Bargmann is uncovering how neurons and genes affect behavior. She has since developed the Brain Research Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative to further research on the subject looking at connections between brain function and behavior.

woman microscopeCynthia Kenyon is developing ways to help us live longer and healthier lives. She is the vice president of aging research at Google’s Calico venture. Kenyon helps a team of scientists develop methods to slow aging and prevent age-related diseases. She first gained prominence in the science community in 1993 for her discovery that altering a single gene in roundworms could double their life span.

Elizabeth Holmes developed a groundbreaking blood test that will transform the future of healthcare. She is also the youngest self-made female billionaire in the US. Holmes is the founder and CEO of Theranos, a blood testing company that uses a prick of blood to get the same test results as you’d get from an entire vial. The concept is revolutionizing the industry.

For the complete list, visit: http://read.bi/1QB2bE4

Reference:
Martin, E., & Orwig, J. (2016). These 15 scientists all have something important in common.
Business Insider. Retrieved from: http://www.businessinsider.com/coolest-women-in-
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