Archive: 03/20/2008

How humans make up for an 'inborn' vitamin C deficiency

A new study appears to explain how humans, along with other higher primates, guinea pigs and fruit bats, get by with what some have called an “inborn metabolic error”: an inability to produce vitamin C from glucose.

Mar 20, 2008 4.8 / 5 (8) 0

Time scale established for proton transfer

“In the past,” Masanari Nagasaka tells, “we only knew that proton transfer was a fast process. Now we are able to determine the speed of proton transfer. This is a step in understanding the mechanism of pro ...

Mar 20, 2008 4.3 / 5 (46) 3 feature