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Stable isotopes: essential tools in biological and medical research

  • P. D. Klein
  • D. L. Hachey
  • M. J. Kreek
  • D. A. Schoeller

Abstract

The renaissance of interest in stable isotopes of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and sulphur within the last ten years is based upon the development of new instrumentation, on the greater availability of enriched isotopes and on an espousal of non-radioactive techniques for human studies on ethical grounds. In order to put the present use of stable isotopes into perspective, we should examine both its antecedents and its expectations, so that we can judge the benefits to be expected.

Keywords

Stable Isotope Isotopic Abundance Radioactive Tracer Isotopic Ratio Measurement National Technical Information 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. D. Klein
    • 1
  • D. L. Hachey
    • 1
  • M. J. Kreek
    • 2
  • D. A. Schoeller
    • 3
  1. 1.Section of Medical Development, Division of Biological and Medical ResearchArgonne National LaboratoryArgonne, IllUSA
  2. 2.Rockefeller UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Medicine, Pritzker School of MedicineThe University of ChicagoChicago, IllUSA

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