Chemistry - Biochemistry news

Peptides may hold 'missing link' to life

Emory University scientists have discovered that simple peptides can organize into bi-layer membranes. The finding suggests a "missing link" between the pre-biotic Earth's chemical inventory and the organizational ...

May 06, 2010 4.9 / 5 (15) 1 | with audio podcast

Key protein aids in DNA repair

Scientists have shown in multiple contexts that DNA damage over our lifetimes is a key mechanism behind the development of cancer and other age-related diseases. Not everyone gets these diseases, because the body has multiple ...

Apr 11, 2010 4.5 / 5 (20) 2 | with audio podcast

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