Casimir Funk

Kazimierz Funk anglicized as Casimir Funk, was a Polish biochemist credited with being among the first to formulate the concept of vitamins, which he called "vital amines" or "vitamines". After reading an article by the Dutchman Christiaan Eijkman that indicated that persons who ate brown rice were less vulnerable to beri-beri than those who ate only the milled product, Funk tried to isolate the substance responsible, he succeeded; because that substance contained an amine group, he called it "vitamine". It was to be known as vitamin B3, though he thought that it would be thiamine and described it as "anti-beri-beri-factor". In 1911 he published his first paper on dihydroxyphenylalanine. Funk was sure that more than one substance like Vitamin B1 existed, in his 1912 article for the Journal of State Medicine, he proposed the existence of at least four vitamins: one preventing beriberi. From there, Funk published a book, The Vitamines, in 1912, that year received a Beit Fellowship to continue his research.

Funk proposed the hypothesis that other diseases, such as rickets, coeliac disease, scurvy could be cured by vitamins. Funk was an early investigator of the problem of pellagra, he suggested that a change in the method of milling corn was responsible for the outbreak of pellagra, but no attention was paid to his article on this subject. The "e" at the end of "vitamine" was removed, when it was realized that vitamins need not be nitrogen-containing amines, he postulated the existence of other essential nutrients, which became known as vitamins B1, B2, C, D. In 1936 he determined the molecular structure of thiamine, though he was not the first to isolate it. Funk conducted research into hormones, peptic ulcers, the biochemistry of cancer. After returning to the United States, in 1940 he became president of the Funk Foundation for Medical Research, he spent his last years studying the causes of neoplasms. The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America annually honors Polish-American scientists with the Casimir Funk Natural Sciences Award.

Past winners have included Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann, Aleksander Wolszczan, Hilary Koprowski, Peter T. Wolczanski, Wacław Szybalski, Zbyszek Darzynkiewicz and Benoit Mandelbrot. Harow, Benjamin CASIMIR FUNK-Pioneer in Vitamins and Hormones. Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, N. Y. 1955. 209 pages. Biography Review of Harow's biography at pubmedcentral, pdf Biography at FAQs, nutrition accessed Dec 2006. Piro, Anna. "Casimir Funk: His Discovery of the Vitamins and Their Deficiency Disorders". Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 57: 85–88. Doi:10.1159/000319165. PMID 20805686. Griminger, Paul. "Casimir Funk--a biographical sketch". Journal of Nutrition. 102: 1105–1113. "Funk, Casimir", Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, vol. 5, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2008 pp. 208–9. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 19 July 2012. Works by or about Casimir Funk at Internet Archive


Float4 is a Montreal-based multidisciplinary studio that integrates digital experiences in physical spaces to amplify their identity. Founded in 2008, Float4 produces immersive and interactive installations internationally for companies. Float4 launched RealMotion, during Infocomm 2017 in Orlando. Co-founded in 2008 by Alexandre Simionescu and Sevan Dalkian, Float4's team is diversified: multimedia designers, creative directors, developers and integrators. In 2018, Float4 welcomed Alexandre Simionescu as the studio's Principal. 2018 - Statue of Liberty Museum in collaboration with ESI Design, Ellis Island, USA 2018 - 900 North Michigan Shops in collaboration with ESI Design, Chicago, USA 2017 - Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver, CA 2017 - Place du Canada, Montreal, CA 2017 - Casino Seneca Buffalo Creek, Buffalo, USA 2017 - Sofitel Paris Baltimore, France 2016 - Meraas City Walk, Dubaï, UAE 2016 - eBay Main Street in collaboration with ESI Design, San Jose, California 2016 - Royal Caribbean in collaboration with Material & Methods, Ovation of the Sea Cruise Ship 2015 - Liberty Lights, Cincinnati Ohio 2014 - Desjardins Corporate Headquarters, Montreal QC 2014 - Ministère de la culture, Quebec Government 2014 - NBA All-Star jam session, New Orleans Louisiana 2014 - SECU Interactive Art Wall, Raleigh NC 2014 - Mere Hotel Welcome Wall, Winnipeg 2014 - Morguard Performance Court, Ottawa ON 2013 - Capco Headquarters, New York City 2013 - ADC's 92nd Annual Awards, Miami beach 2013 - SXSW, Austin TX 2012 - Palais des congrès Interactive Wall, Montreal QC 2012 - Digi-key Interactive floor, Munich 2012 - Marine Magnet Science Highschool, Groton USA 2012 - Saudi Aramco Headquarters, Houston 2012 - Canada House at the London Olympics, London 2012 - FishNet Security Interactive Wall, Kansas City 2012 - Antron Showroom @Neocon, Chicago 2012 - One Drop's "Aqua" Exhibit 2012 - Davos World Economic Forum, Switzerland 2011 - Hotel Gansevoort Projection Mapping, New York City 2011 - Saint-Luke's Hospital Media Wall, Kansas City 2011 - J.

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Carlos Trillo

Carlos Trillo was an Argentine comic book writer, best known for writing the Cybersix comics. Born in Buenos Aires, Trillo began a prolific career as writer at the age of 20, penning his first story for Patoruzú magazine. Trillo, together with Horacio Altuna, created the strip El Loco Chávez, which appeared every day at the back of the newspaper Clarín from July 26, 1975 to November 10, 1987. After that, the strip was replaced by El Negro Blanco, which he wrote for the artist Ernesto García Seijas until September 1993, he participated in the creation of several comics including Cybersix in 1992, with Carlos Meglia, the Clara de noche and Cicca Dum Dum series with Jordi Bernet. He has collaborated with Alberto Breccia and Alejandro Dolina. In 1999, his work La grande arnaque won the Prize for Scenario at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Trillo died in London on May 2011, while on holiday with his wife, he married writer Ema Wolf. With Horacio AltunaEl Loco Chávez Las puertitas del Sr. López Merdichesky El último recreo Tragaperras Charlie Moonwith Jordi BernetClara de noche Light & Bold Ivan Piire es:Cicca Dum Dumwith Eduardo RissoVideo Noire Fúlu Boy Vampire Borderline Chicanoswith Domingo Roberto MandrafinaDragger The Big Hoax The Iguana Historias mudas El contorsionistawith Lucas VarelaEl Síndrome Guastavino El Cuerno Escarlata Sasha DespiertaOthersUn tal Daneri Cybersix Alvar Mayor Sick Bird 1978: Yellow Kid e Gran Guinigi Award, Italy, for Best International Author 1984: Barcelona International Comics Convention, Premio al mejor guionista del año 1996: Yellow Kid Award, Italy, for Best International Author 1999: Angoulême Festival, Prize for Scenario, for La grande anarque Carlos Trillo French albums Bedetheque Carlos Trillo publications in English Carlos Trillo profile and biography Tebeosfera