Ernst Knobil (September 20, 1926 - April 13, 2000) was a scientist known for his studies of endocrinology. Knobil's research into hormonal regulation in primates led to his discovery of growth hormone's species-specific effects. These discoveries led to the first treatment of Growth hormone deficiency. Knobil is also credited with discovering the key role of pulsatile Gonadotropin-releasing hormone and estrogen feedback during the menstrual cycle. This work today forms the basis of reproductive endocrinology and enabled development of the world's first hormonal contraceptives.

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  • Ernst Knobil (* 20. September 1926 in Berlin; † 13. April 2000 in Houston) war ein deutsch-amerikanischer Physiologe und Endokrinologe, der zu Lebzeiten als einer der führenden Neuroendokrinologen galt. Er wirkte von 1961 bis 1981 an der University of Pittsburgh sowie anschließend bis 1997 am University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, und beschäftigte sich insbesondere mit der hormonellen Regulation des Wachstums und der Fortpflanzung. In Anerkennung seiner Forschung, welche unter anderem die Behandlung von weiblicher Unfruchtbarkeit, Prostatakrebs und bestimmten Formen der Kleinwüchsigkeit verbesserte, wurde er unter anderem 1986 in die National Academy of Sciences aufgenommen und 1990 mit dem Dickson Prize in Medicine ausgezeichnet. (de)
  • Ernst Knobil (September 20, 1926 - April 13, 2000) was a scientist known for his studies of endocrinology. Knobil's research into hormonal regulation in primates led to his discovery of growth hormone's species-specific effects. These discoveries led to the first treatment of Growth hormone deficiency. Knobil is also credited with discovering the key role of pulsatile Gonadotropin-releasing hormone and estrogen feedback during the menstrual cycle. This work today forms the basis of reproductive endocrinology and enabled development of the world's first hormonal contraceptives. In addition to being the author of 217 scientific papers, he was the editor of several reference books in endocrinology and reproduction, including The Handbook of Physiology (1974), The Physiology of Reproduction (1988, 1994), and The Encyclopedia of Reproduction (1998). In addition to his numerous scientific contributions, Ernst was a visionary leader in the field of endocrinology and a wonderful mentor and friend to the many people who were privileged to work closely with him.(1) (en)
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  • Ernst Knobil (* 20. September 1926 in Berlin; † 13. April 2000 in Houston) war ein deutsch-amerikanischer Physiologe und Endokrinologe, der zu Lebzeiten als einer der führenden Neuroendokrinologen galt. Er wirkte von 1961 bis 1981 an der University of Pittsburgh sowie anschließend bis 1997 am University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, und beschäftigte sich insbesondere mit der hormonellen Regulation des Wachstums und der Fortpflanzung. In Anerkennung seiner Forschung, welche unter anderem die Behandlung von weiblicher Unfruchtbarkeit, Prostatakrebs und bestimmten Formen der Kleinwüchsigkeit verbesserte, wurde er unter anderem 1986 in die National Academy of Sciences aufgenommen und 1990 mit dem Dickson Prize in Medicine ausgezeichnet. (de)
  • Ernst Knobil (September 20, 1926 - April 13, 2000) was a scientist known for his studies of endocrinology. Knobil's research into hormonal regulation in primates led to his discovery of growth hormone's species-specific effects. These discoveries led to the first treatment of Growth hormone deficiency. Knobil is also credited with discovering the key role of pulsatile Gonadotropin-releasing hormone and estrogen feedback during the menstrual cycle. This work today forms the basis of reproductive endocrinology and enabled development of the world's first hormonal contraceptives. (en)
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