The Greeks who excelled globally in November
For yet another month Greeks from all over the world, managed to excel, to abolish the borders and make us proud with their achievements. The ellines.com team chose five of them, who during the month November caused international sensation with the work and personality.
1. Maria Flytzanis Stefanopoulou – View profile
Tufts University School of Engineering researchers led by Maria Flytzanis Stephanopoulou, the Robert and Marcy Haber Endowed Professor in Energy Sustainability and professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Tufts, designed and investigated new catalysts that have the potential to greatly reduce processing costs in future fuels, such as hydrogen. The new catalysts require much less rare precious metals, cast their cost structure.
2. Dimitris Kapogiannis – View profile
The Greek neuroscientist at the National Institute on Aging and a professor at the University Johns Hopkins, discovered a new blood test for Alzheimer’s. It will be able to detect the disease 10 years before clinical diagnosis, ie much earlier than all other tests in development. .
3. Yana Zavros – View profile
Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, among them the Greek researcher, have used human stem cells to create for the first time functional, 3-D stomach tissue, little miniature versions of the organ in its earliest stages of development.The breakthrough is important because it will enable researchers to study the very early stages of diseases such as stomach cancer and peptic ulcers, as well as some of the underpinnings of obesity-related diabetes.
4. Foteini Hassiotou – View profile
Her new study conducted in Australia stressed the importance of breastfeeding, showing that breast milk plays an important role in the development of the child’s body because it contains stem cells that protect children from diseases like diabetes and Parkinson’s.
5. Vangelis – View profile
The internationally renowned Greek composer has created a trilogy of musical compositions written specifically for the space mission Rosetta. The European space agency ESA presented it officially right after the confirmation of the historic landing on the comet.
* Greek scientists, scholars, politicians, artists, journalists, businessmen, athletes, artists, painters, policemen, photographers, actors, managers constantly emerge through investigative journalism and the invaluable help of ellines.com community members. Each month, we will present the five most important Greeks, considering the influence of their work and the readability of their page on ellines.com.