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Charles Frederick Ehret

Death: Feb 24, 2007

Nationality: United States

Charles Frederick Ehret

Date of Death : Feb 24, 2007

Charles Frederick Ehret was a World War II veteran as well as a world-renowned molecular biologist who worked at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois, USA, for 40 years. Dr. Ehret researched the effects of electromagnetic radiation on bacillus megaterium with Dr. Edward Lawrence Powers, as well as the effects of time shifts on paramecia, rats and humans. A graduate of City College of CCNY and the University of Notre Dame, Ehret formulated the term "circadian dyschronism", popularized the term zeitgeber in the 1980s while appearing on morning TV news shows, and helped millions of travellers overcome Jet Lag with the Jet Lag Diet, and the recently updated international best-seller The Cure for Jet Lag book by Lynne W. Scanlon and Charles F. Ehret, Ph.D, both available online. Ehret once created the world's largest spectrograph, a rainbow 100 feet long, that was large enough to bathe many petri dishes of tetrahymena in each 100 pm of the color spectrum. During World War II, Ehret served with the Army's 87th Infantry Division. He was decorated with the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

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