Sir Andrew Huxley

The Nobel-winning physiologist, pictured at right with King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden, solved a puzzle that had perplexed biologists for decades: how nerves generate the electrical impulses that control muscle activities and even thoughts. That work "did for the cell biology of neurons what the structure of DNA did for the rest of biology," 2000 Nobel laureate Eric R. Kandel later wrote. Huxley was 94. Full obituary Notable deaths of 2012
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