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02/10/1917 Biologist Christian de Duve is born

During his life, Christian de Duve discovered two organelles. First one he called lysosome, this could be likened to a stomach of a cell. The second one, peroxisome, is involved in breaking down hardly breakable molecules like e.g. long chain fatty acids. Christian de Duve also contributed to the research of diabetes. He died in 2013 by self-induced euthanasia.

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