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Irwin Rose

1926 - 2015

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Irwin Allan Rose (July 16, 1926 – June 2, 2015) was an American biologist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Irwin Rose has received more than 93,707 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Irwin Rose is the 68th most popular biologist (up from 79th in 2019), the 868th most popular biography from United States (up from 936th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Biologist.

Irwin Rose is most famous for his discovery of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) in 1979. EPO is a hormone that stimulates the production of red blood cells and is used to treat anemia.

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Among biologists, Irwin Rose ranks 68 out of 841Before him are Max Theiler, John Edward Gray, Herman Boerhaave, Alexander Oparin, John Franklin Enders, and Lynn Margulis. After him are Jules A. Hoffmann, Roger Guillemin, Dmitri Ivanovsky, Daniel Bovet, Philip Miller, and Tomas Lindahl.

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Among people born in 1926, Irwin Rose ranks 44Before him are Neal Cassady, Necmettin Erbakan, Beji Caid Essebsi, Hilary Putnam, Louise Hay, and Maria Schell. After him are Mel Brooks, Valdas Adamkus, Ingeborg Bachmann, Steve Reeves, Alcides Ghiggia, and Tony Bennett. Among people deceased in 2015, Irwin Rose ranks 40Before him are Yves Chauvin, James Last, Charles H. Townes, Yevgeny Primakov, Günter Schabowski, and Udo Lattek. After him are Colleen McCullough, Benedict Anderson, Zito, Alcides Ghiggia, Faten Hamama, and Pierre Brice.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Irwin Rose ranks 868 out of 18,182Before him are John Archibald Wheeler (1911), Robert Venturi (1925), James Woods (1947), Linda Hamilton (1956), Linda Hunt (1945), and Karl Malden (1912). After him are Norman Rockwell (1894), William Kemmler (1860), Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), Mel Brooks (1926), Solomon Northup (1808), and Jack Palance (1919).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Irwin Rose ranks 11Before him are Dian Fossey (1932), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), Linda B. Buck (1947), George Beadle (1903), John Franklin Enders (1897), and Lynn Margulis (1938). After him are Alfred Hershey (1908), E. O. Wilson (1929), Thomas Huckle Weller (1915), Sylvia Earle (1935), George Davis Snell (1903), and Norman Borlaug (1914).