Pioneering Lipoprotein Researcher Richard Havel Dead

–Nobel laureates Brown and Goldstein say when they were starting out Havel taught them 90% of what they knew Richard Havel, a scientist who helped create the entire entire modern field of research in lipoprotein metabolism, died last month. In response to the news scientists in the field have poured extravagant praise on the man…

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Angioplasty Pioneer Geoffrey Hartzler Dead at 65

Geoffrey Hartzler, a key figure in the development of interventional cardiology in the United States, has died from cancer at the age of 65. He was one of the first cardiologists to learn the technique of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) from its founder, Andreas Gruentzig. Hartzler then went on to perform the first angioplasty…

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