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dc.contributor.editorDarby, Alexisen_US
dc.creatorSchnebly, Risa
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-13T22:53:46Z
dc.date.available2020-10-13T22:53:46Z
dc.date.created2020-10-13
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13173
dc.description.abstractPeter Mazur was a researcher in the US who developed new ways of preserving biological material by freezing it, a process called cryopreservation. If done correctly, cryopreservation enables scientists to store or study biological material for an extended period of time. If done incorrectly, cryopreservation can easily harm or destroy biological material. Mazur worked to find the best ways to cryopreserve different cells, embryos, and organs in order to minimize the damage caused by freezing. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Mazur and his colleagues published a series of papers that ultimately led to the discovery of previously unexplored factors that can cause harm to cells during the cryopreservation process. He called that discovery the two-factor hypothesis. That same year, Mazur also contributed to one of the first successful attempts at cryopreserving viable mouse embryos. Mazur’s work to improve the cryopreservation process helped to establish foundational knowledge that was later used in many different fields, such as reproductive health and conservation.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshReligion and science--Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshFreezing points of solutionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCryobiologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshFreezingen_US
dc.subject.lcshFrozen liquidsen_US
dc.subject.meshCryopreservationen_US
dc.subject.meshCryofixationen_US
dc.subject.meshCryonic Suspensionen_US
dc.subject.meshIceen_US
dc.subject.meshCryobiologyen_US
dc.titlePeter Mazur (1928–2015)en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.tagcryopreservationen_US
dc.subject.tagtwo-factor hypothesisen_US
dc.subject.tagmouse embryosen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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