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Open Yalow, Rosalyn S. (Rosalyn Sussman), 1921-2011
Yalow, Rosalyn S. (Rosalyn Sussman), 1921-2011

b. 1921 Medical Physicist Education: A.B., Hunter College, 1941; M.S., University of Illinois, 1942, Ph.D., physics, 1945 Professional Experience:

Open Yams
Yams

common name for some members of the Dioscoreaceae, a family of tropical and subtropical climbing herbs or shrubs with starchy rhizomes often

Open Yamuna River (India)
Yamuna River (India)

The river Yamunā is one of the three holiest rivers of India, along with the Ganges and Sarasvatī. The Yamunā rises in the Himālayas and joins the

Open Y chromosome
Y chromosome

Smaller of the two sex chromosomes . In male mammals it occurs paired with the other type of sex chromosome (X), which carries far more genes . The Y

Open Yellow fever
Yellow fever

acute infectious disease endemic in tropical Africa and many areas of South America. Epidemics have extended into subtropical and temperate regions

Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956

Robert Mearns Yerkes studied at Harvard University and received a doctorate in psychology in 1902. He held positions at Harvard and the University of

Young, Thomas, 1773-1829

English physicist, physician, and Egyptologist who revived the wave theory of light and identified the phenomenon of interference in 1801. He also

Open Ytterbium
Ytterbium

( ĭtûr'bēəm ) [for Ytterby, a town in Sweden], metallic chemical element; symbol Yb; at. no. 70; at. wt. 173.054; m.p. 819 degrees Celsius; b.p. about

Open Yttrium
Yttrium

( ĭt'rēəm ) [for Ytterby, a town in Sweden], metallic chemical element; symbol Y; at. no. 39; at. wt. 88.90585; m.p. about 1,522 degrees Celsius; b.p.

Open Yucca
Yucca

( yŭk'ə ), any plant of the genus Yucca, stiff-leaved stemless or treelike succulents of the family Liliaceae ( lily family), native chiefly to the