“Curiosity is something we all have as children, a researcher is someone who manages to preserve it as an adult”: Erwin Neher, Nobel Prize in Medicine – BBC News World

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Erwin Neher is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.

Since he was in high school, Erwin Neher, out of curiosity, took apart radios and clocks to see how their electrical mechanisms worked.

Then he learned that the human body also has electricity, a fact that he found so fascinating that it led him to study biophysics, an area of ​​science that deals with electrical phenomena in living organisms.

Neher was struck by the fact that something like electricity, which is manipulated with wires, transistors, and resistors, could also occur in a body, which is full of liquids and without any metal.

Neher (Germany, 1944) studied physics at the Technical University of Munich, medicine at the University of Göttingen (Germany) and specialized in physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA).

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“Curiosity is something we all have as children, a researcher is someone who manages to preserve it as an adult”: Erwin Neher, Nobel Prize in Medicine – BBC News World

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