Sunday, September 15, 2013

St Pierre & Miquelon 2013 The Hospital Before & After

To be released on 18 September 2013, the stamp features current and yesteryear views of the St Pierre and Miquelon Hospital. The design seen here is based on models created by Jean-Claude Girardin. In the foreground on the right side of the stamp is a modern graphical presentation of the helical DNA.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Israel 2013 Achievements in Cardiology

A set of 3 stamps commemorating Israeli achievements in the field of cardiology were released 2 April 2013. The first stamp features the percutaneous heart valve, this is used typically for replacement of heart valves, that is executed via a catheter introduced through the femoral artery or vein, instead of a dangerous open-chest intervention that would include a by-pass procedure. The second stamp features a stent that is inserted into arteries to keep blood vessels open. The third stamp features an implantable defibrillator.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Turkey 2013 World Down Syndrome Day

Turkey issued a souvenir sheet on 21 March 2013 to commemorate World Down Syndrome Day. The souvenir sheet contains 3 stamps, the 50 kurus stamp is illustrated with a impression of a chromosome and the classic double helical DNA, the 2.20 lira stamp also has the classic double helical DNA at the lower right corner. Down syndrome is also known as trisomy 21, as it is a genetic condition in which a person has 3 copies of chromosome 21 instead of the usual 2. Scott 3335.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

India 2013 Centenary of the Indian Science Congress

The Indian Post released on 3 January 2013, a stamp commemorating the centenary of the Indian Science Congress. The stamp features a youth peering at a growing flower through a magnifying glass, depicting youth examining growing science in India, and the double helical representation of DNA covers the background of the stamp.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Moldova 2012 George Emil Palade

Moldova released a set of 4 stamps on 27 August 2012 featuring renowned personalities, Geroge Emil Palade (19 November 1912 – 8 October 2008) being one of them. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1974, together with Albert Claude and Christian de Duve, for his innovations in electron microscopy and cell fractionation which together laid the foundations of modern molecular cell biology, the most notable discovery being the ribosomes of the endoplasmic reticulum which he first described in 1955. Palade also received the U.S. National Medal of Science in Biological Sciences in 1986 for "pioneering discoveries of a host of fundamental, highly organized structures in living cells".

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Czech Republic 2012 Gregor Johann Mendel

The Czech Republic released on 4 April 2012 a single stamp to commemorate the 190th anniversary of the birth of Gregor Johann Mendel, an Augustinian monk who pioneered the science of genetic inheritance.