Marie Maynard Daly
Marie has the power to create and manipulate smoke causing extreme lethargy in her opponents
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The background of this drawing is New York City. Marie was born in the Corona neighbourhood of Queens, New York.
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SCIENCE SUPERHERO IDENTITY
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In 1942, Marie graduated from Queens College with a bachelor's degree in chemistry.
Marie researched protein synthesis. This is the process in which cells make proteins.
Mary Caldwell helped Daly discover how chemicals produced in the body contribute to food digestion.
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Alice died age 24. A 1917 article suggested that the cause may have been Chlorine poisoning due to exposure while teaching.
Full name: Alice Augusta Ball
Born: 1921
Died: 2003
Occupation: Chemist
Marie was born and raised in New York City, She loved reading and one of her favourite books as a child was The Microbe Hunters.
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Marie was awarded her doctoral degree in 1947 and was the first African American woman to obtain a PhD in chemistry in the United States. She conducted important studies on cholesterol, sugars, and proteins. Her research showed the relationship between high cholesterol and clogged arteries. She understood how smoking and the foods we eat can affect the health of our hearts.
WHAT'S A CHEMIST?
People who work in chemistry are called chemists. Chemists study the substances that make up matter. They also study the changes that take place when substances are combined. These changes are called chemical reactions.
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What Do Chemists Do?
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Facts About Alice!
Alice's passion for chemistry may have started in her parents photography studio as she observed the daguerreotype process.
What is Hypertension? This great little video will explain Hypertension and High Blood Pressure .
What is Hypertension?
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Yes it can. Watch this short video from the British Heart Foundation and find out why smoking is one of the biggest factors that can put you at risk of getting heart and circulatory diseases.
Can smoking affect your heart ?


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Did you know that there are two types of cholesterol: Good cholestrol and bad chloesterol . Learn more in this video!
What is Cholesterol?


After her death, Arthur L. Dean continued her work but never credited Alice for the discovery. We might never have known about her except for a mention in a 1922 medical journal, in which an author makes it plain that Ball created the chaulmoogra solution, referring to it as the "Ball Method."
Alice was the first woman to earn a master's degree in chemistry from the university of Hawaii.
Alice's grandfather was famous photographer James Presley Ball, her mother was also a photographer.
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