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These reminiscences are an intimate account of Mila RechcAsgla€™s saga, his fascinating life, his varied and successful professional career, and his highly visible public life, encompassing some fifty years, since the earliest childhood in a small hamlet in northeastern rural Bohemia to his government career in the Worlda€™s Capital, Washington, DC and spending his retirement years in active scholarship and voluntary work for non-profit organizations. He views his life as a chess game, in which he confronts various challenges head-on, usually ending with a a€œcheckmatea€ in his favor. He describes his idyllic youth at family mill, in an area known as a€œBohemian paradise, a€ talks fondly of his parents and grandparents, the time he spent in a one-class rural school, followed by eight years in gymnasium in Mlada Boleslav, four during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia and four in the post-War era under the communist threat. After successful escape from communist Czechoslovakia, he immigrates to America, spending his greenhorn years in New York City, working in a glass jewelry factory. He gets a scholarship, is accepted by a prestigious Ivy League school (Cornell) and with skimpy English manages getting his bachelora€™s degree in biochemistry in two and half years, followed by Mastera€™s and Ph.D. Gets hired by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda where he conducts some pioneering research on enzyme turnover and later is offered training in science policy and administration, leading to his appointment as Special Assistant for Nutrition and Health, and later is put in charge of research at the US State Departmenta€™s Agency for International Development. Beyond the call of duty, he publishes numerous books and in his a€œspare time, a€ devotes energies to organizing an international Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences into a first-class institution and does premier research on immigration history.If such a substance is produced in tumor cells it would presumably have a direct effect (depressing) on the enzyme ... Contrary to the general belief that tumor tissues contain only negligible amounts of the enzyme catalase, which would have ... that hemorrhage and nutritional deficiency can produce a marked lowering of the liver enzyme which paralleled that in the ... It now turns out that the same type of relationship, i.e. , that the rate of enzyme synthesis conforms to zero order kineticsanbsp;...

Author:Miloslav Rechcígl, Jr.
Publisher:AuthorHouse - 2011-03-15


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