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Antisense Therapeutics

Over the last half century, Paul Zamecnik has revolutionized medical research more than once.  Among the highlights of his career are opening the door to the breaking of the genetic code, and creating a new biotechnological discipline:  antisense therapeutics.

Blissymbol Printer

Since the mid-1960s, people with severe disabilities have been learning to communicate by using a system of symbols called Blissymbolics. Charles Bliss, who aimed to create a universally understood method of communication, invented this international language, which uses pictures instead of words, in the 1940s. Canadian therapists began teaching cerebral palsy patients how to use it in the 1960s and its use among the disabled began to spread. However, until the 1980s, those users had been unable to use the system independently.

Electronic Television

One of the foremost figures in the complex history of television is Vladimir Zworykin (1889-1982), who invented the “iconoscope,” “kinemascope,” and “storage principle” that became the basis of TV as we know it.