Camillo Golgi

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Camillo Golgi

Camillo Golgi was born at Corteno near Brescia on July 7, 1843, the son of a physician. He studied medicine at the University of Pavia under Mantegazza, Bizzozero and Oehl. He was an  Italian physician, biologist, pathologist, scientist, and Nobel laureate. Image source :www.polymus.ru.com

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Camillo Golgi
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Golgi apparatus

The Golgi apparatus  also known as the Golgi complex, Golgi body, or simply the Golgi, is an organelle found in mosteukaryotic cells. It was identified in 1897 by the Italian physician Camillo Golgi and named after him in 1898. The Golgi apparatus is responsible for transporting, modifying, and packaging proteins and lipids into vesicles for delivery to targeted destinations.   Image source: www.buzzle.com

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Golgi apparatus
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Camillo Golgi on the structure of the hippocampus.

Golgi's only paper on the pes Hippocampi major was published in 1883 and then reprinted and translated a number of times. In it he stated that the fascia dentata provided the best information available to date on how nerve fibers and nerve cells are related. Based on the revolutionary silver chromate method.   Image source: www.visionlearning.com

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Camillo Golgi on the structure of the hippocampus.
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Noble Prize

In 1906 Golgi shared the Nobel Prize with Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) for their studies on the structure of the nervous system. image source : www.ibolli.it

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Noble Prize
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Active part in public and university life.

Golgi became a senator in 1900 and took an active part in public and university life, especially in Pavia, where he was dean of the Faculty of Medicine and president of the university. He also concerned himself with problems of public health and university administration. Image source: www.nobelprize.org

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Active part in public and university life.
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Black Reaction

 This method uses a weak solution of silver nitrate and is particularly valuable in tracing the processes and most delicate ramifications of cells. Image source: nyamcenterforhistory.org

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Black Reaction
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Historical Museum at the University of Pavia.

The Historical Museum at the University of Pavia dedicated a hall to Golgi, where more than 80 certificates of honorary degrees, diplomas and awards are exhibited. Image source: www.in-lombardia.com

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Historical Museum at the University of Pavia.
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