Chemistry - Biochemistry news

To starve a tumor

(PhysOrg.com) -- Since the 1920s, scientists have known that cancer cells generate energy differently than normal cells, a phenomenon dubbed the 'Warburg effect' after its discoverer, German biochemist Otto ...

Apr 06, 2010 4.6 / 5 (13) 0 | with audio podcast

Cancer diagnosis breakthrough

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in Taiwan have developed a new imaging contrast agent that will enable cancer patients to undergo CT and MRI scans on the same day, cutting diagnosis time in half.

Oct 01, 2010 5 / 5 (12) 0 | with audio podcast report

Cyborg snail produces electricity

(PhysOrg.com) -- First it was grapes, then cockroaches, and now snails have become the latest organism to generate electricity through an implanted biofuel cell. The process works similarly in all three situations: ...

Mar 15, 2012 4.3 / 5 (14) 6 | with audio podcast report

Scientists create cell assembly line

Borrowing a page from modern manufacturing, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have built a microscopic assembly line that mass produces synthetic cell-like compartments.

Mar 03, 2011 4.9 / 5 (12) 0 | with audio podcast

Scientists find a key to maintaining our DNA

DNA contains all of the genetic instructions that make us who we are, and maintaining the integrity of our DNA over the course of a lifetime is a critical, yet complex part of the aging process. In an important, albeit early ...

Mar 18, 2011 4.9 / 5 (12) 1 | with audio podcast