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|Born||November 11, 1906|
|Died||January 24, 1970(aged 63)|
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
|Doctoral advisor||Harold Urey|
|Known for||radiotracer method|
David Rittenberg (November 11, 1906 – January 24, 1970) was a U.S. biochemist who pioneered the radioactive tagging of molecules, enabling detailed studies of metabolism. These studies resulted in a change in the prevailing scientific theory, from a static, 'wear and tear' view of metabolic processes, to a dynamic theory in which constant and rapid buildup and degradation of body constituents takes place.
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