Chemistry - Biochemistry news

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

New oxygen producing mechanism proposed

(PhysOrg.com) -- Photosynthesis is the mechanism by which plants generate oxygen, but new research on a novel type of anaerobic bacteria supports the theory that bacteria produced their own oxygen long before ...

Mar 25, 2010 4.6 / 5 (17) 7 | with audio podcast report