David Rittenberg

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David Rittenberg
Born (1906-11-11)November 11, 1906
Died January 24, 1970(1970-01-24) (aged 63)
Nationality American
Fields Biochemistry
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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