Saturday, 12 December 2015

Yellapragada Subbarow

I am going to share about a great Indian scientist of the 20th century perhaps not just India but the entire world.

We all know that even today cancer is one of the most feared diseases of the world and till today
scientists and doctors are working to completely cure it. It is interesting to know that significant work
in this field was done by a scientist

Yellapragada Subbarow led one of the most important researches in America during world war two

He discovered the role of phosphocreatine and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as an energy source in the cell. This lead to the foundation of biochemistry and all the further discoveries in this field are directly or indirectly influenced by this.

He developed methotrexate for the treatment of cancer. This, without a doubt, is the single most important drug for the treatment of innumerable cancers. He has saved literally millions of life through this drug.

He was one of the best minds India has ever produced.


  1. Thank you for thinking about this, and for writing this blog post, Rhea! This is exactly what I'd like people to do!

    It's especially interesting to me because the things Yellapragada Subbarow discovered are things that I was learning about when I went to university.

    How did you arrive at the idea of picking him as one of the great discoverers?

    1. Thank you Mr Gregg. I was researching on google and I found Mr Subbarow as he has done such a good attempt in saving people's lives from cancer.

    2. Thank you Rhea , you made us aware abiut this great indian scientist

  2. I didn't know anyone famous in India.