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dc.contributor.editorMoeller, Karla T.en_US
dc.creatorCraer, Jennifer R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-01T23:39:37Z
dc.date.available2013-11-01T23:39:37Z
dc.date.created2013-11-01en_US
dc.date.issued2013-11-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/6471
dc.description.abstractSolomon A. Berson helped develop the radioimmunoassay (RIA) technique in the US during the twentieth century. Berson made many scientific contributions while working with research partner Rosalyn Yalow at the Bronx Veterans Administration (VA) hospital, in New York City, New York. In the more than twenty years that Berson and Yalow collaborated, they refined the procedures for tracing diagnostic biological compounds using isotope labels. In the late 1950s they developed the RIA based on the ability to trace the competition between and ligands, or small molecules that bind to specific sites of other biomolecules, and proteins for the same molecular binding site, a process called competitive binding. Scientists widely used Berson and Yalow's RIA, as these methods permit the use of a minimal sample of blood for accurate measurements of biological molecules such as hormones that cause the production of antibodies. Berson and Yalow's research has advanced the study of physiology, including that of the reproductive system, with particular applications to the diagnosis and treatment of infertility.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshImmunoassayen_US
dc.subject.lcshRadioimmunoassayen_US
dc.subject.lcshYalow, Rosalyn S. (Rosalyn Sussman), 1921-2011en_US
dc.subject.lcshBerson, Solomon A., 1918-1972en_US
dc.subject.lcshVeterans Administration Hospital (Bronx, New York, N.Y.)
dc.subject.lcshIsotopes
dc.subject.lcshphysiology
dc.subject.lcshnuclear medicine
dc.subject.lcshInsulin
dc.subject.lcshDiagnosis, Laboratory
dc.subject.lcshRadioisotopes
dc.subject.meshBinding, Competitiveen_US
dc.subject.meshligandsen_US
dc.titleSolomon A. Berson (1918-1972)en_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.tagBersonen_US
dc.subject.tagYalowen_US
dc.subject.taginsulinen_US
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