"Gertrude Belle Elion (January 23, 1918 â February 21, 1999) was an American biochemist and pharmacologist, and a 1988 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Working alone as well as with George H. Hitchings, Elion developed a multitude of new drugs, using innovative research methods that would later lead to the development of the AIDS drug AZT." [source, wikipedia]
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Mary Leaky was a British paleoanthropologist who is best known for her discovery of the first fossilized Proconsul skull, an extinct ape that is now believed to be an ancestor to humans.