Rosalyn Sussman Yalow Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

This Biography is about one of the best Medical Physicist Rosalyn Sussman Yalow including her Height, weight,Age & Other Detail…

Biography Of Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Real Name Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Profession Biochemists
Famous as Medical Physicist
Nationality American
Personal Life of Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Born on 19 July 1921
Birthday 19th July
Died At Age 89
Sun Sign Cancer
Born in New York City, New York, U.S.
Died on 30 May 2011
Place of death The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Family Background of Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Father Simon Sussman
Mother Clara Zipper
Spouse/Partner Aaron Yalow
Children Benjamin, Elanna
Education Hunter College, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Discoveries / Inventions Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
  • 1972 Dickson Prize 1975 AMA Scientific Achievement Award 1976 Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
  • 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1988 National Medal of Science
Personal Fact of Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow was an American biochemist and a medical physicist who received Nobel Prize in 1977 for developing radioimmunoassay or RIA technique. She was the only woman scientist until then to receive this prize in Physiology or Medicine. The technique was used to measure various minute quantities of biological substances in the human blood and other aqueous fluids with the help of radioactive isotopes. The technique involves the use of two reagents of which the radioactive reagent bonds with the target substance while the antibody reagent reacts chemically with the target substance.

Initially this technique was used to measure the level of insulin in the blood but was later used to measure hundreds of other substances such as vitamins, hormones, enzymes and also drugs in the blood stream which could be detected easily earlier. Yalow was helped by another physicist, Solomon A. Berson, in developing the RIA technique.

She shared the prize money with two other scientists, Andrew Schally and Roger Guilleman as Solomon Berson was no longer alive when the announcement was made. She was also the first woman to achieve many more scientific feats during her career such as finding the underlying mechanism which caused type-II diabetes. Her radioimmunoassay technique is also used for testing the presence of the hepatitis virus in patients.

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