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Flossie Wong-Staal

A Chinese-American virologist and molecular biologist. She was the first scientist to clone HIV and determine the function of its genes, a major step in proving that HIV is the cause of AIDS. From 1990 ...

5 Amazing Women Born on November 5

... nd in 1862. She later lived in Canada. More of her fascinating story here.   Vandana Shiva, Anti-Globalization Activist (1952 - ) Shiva, a Delhi-based anti-globalization and environmental activi ...

AAA Alphabetical TED Women Talks List

... aks At TEDxWarsaw Annie Lennox On Being An HIV/AIDS Activist AnnMarie Thomas On Turning Kids into Circuit Designers Aparna Wilder Speaks at TEDxGurgaon Arianna Huffington Says Get 40 Winks   B is ...

Dame Elizabeth Taylor (Actress/Icon/Star)

... sion and theatre. Her much publicized personal life included eight marriages and several life-threatening illnesses. From the mid-1980s, Taylor championed HIV and AIDS programs; she co-founded the Ame ...

Janis Joplin (Singer/Songwriter)

... alcohol, began wearing relatively modest dresses, adopted a beehive hairdo, and enrolled as a sociology major at Lamar University in nearby Beaumont, Texas. During her year at Lamar University, she commut ...

Dorothy Draper (Pioneer Interior Designer)

... y. See images of the exhibit here. From December 2006 through July 2007, the Women's Museum in Dallas, Texas hosted "In the Pink: The Legendary Life of Dorothy Draper. It featured archival photographs ...

I'm Gonna Ride On Into The Next Town

... ak it down Speak my mind any time 'cause I got the master plan Power in my soul, strength from my hand I'm going up north to claim my land Won't settle by river, might make me shiver So look out  ...

Erica Jong (Author/Poet/Teacher)

... n army base there. She was a frequent visitor to Venice, and wrote about that city in her novel, Shylock's Daughter. Jong was mentioned in the Bob Dylan song "Highlands." In 2007, her literary archive was ...