Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
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Rosalyn Sussman Yalow was a medical physicist. A medical physicist is someone who uses physics and applies it to medicine to make cures for diseases and other helpful things. She used radioisotopes to develop a way to find out how much protein is in your blood.
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow was born on July 19, 1921
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow passed away on May 30, 2011
Place of birth
She was born in New York City which is in U.S.A.
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Known for
She was the person along with Andrew Schally and Roger Gullemin who developed the radioimmunoassay technique RIA. She used the technique to measure the amount of insulin in the blood of adult diabetics. She also tried to figure out how radioisotopes could be used to cure cancer. The technique very much helped diabetics. She was also the second woman ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Science explained

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow was the person who made the Radioimmunoassay technique. The technique allowed doctors to see how much protein or other substances were in that person’s blood. This helped diabetic patients a lot because the doctors could see how much insulin the diabetic patient was actually making. A Radioimmunoassay is when someone injects you with a radioactive substance and then takes your blood and they can see how much of a certain substance is in your blood because some substances react to radioactive substances.

After she graduated she worked at a federal telecommunications lab but then got a job at the Veterans Administration hospital in New York City. She got a job as a secretary to a biochemist at Columbia university and then got a job as a secretary to another biochemist from Columbia University. She was the director of the Solomon A. Berson Research Laboratory for 20 years.
Did you know
  • She was the first woman to receive the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research.
  • Another interesting fact is that her husband was the son of a Rabbi.
  • She was known as the Madam Curie from the Bronx.
  • Both of her parents did not have a high school education even though their child became a very recognized medical physicist.
  • She was actually first interested in chemistry before physics.
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