Different isotopes tend to concentrate in particular organs: for example, iodine-131 settles in the thyroid gland and can reveal a variety of defects in thyroid functioning.
Another isotope, carbon-14, is useful in studying abnormalities of metabolism that underlie diabetes, gout, anemia, and acromegaly.
Libby, at the University of Chicago, developed the process of radioactive carbon dating.
Various scanning devices and techniques have been developed, including tomography...
P) have been valuable in identifying the intermediate compounds formed during carbon assimilation.
Dedicated at the University of Chicago on October 10, 2016.
In 1946, Willard Libby proposed an innovative method for dating organic materials by measuring their content of carbon-14, a newly discovered radioactive isotope of carbon.