Metabolism is the means by which the body derives energy and synthesizes the other molecules it needs from the fats, carbohydrates and proteins we eat as food, by enzymatic reactions helped by minerals and vitamins.
In a recent study, a novel combination of treatments was discovered to effectively reduce the growth of pancreatic cancer in mice by inhibiting cancer cells from seeking fuel sources.
Individual species of very different plant families produce special indole-derived defense compounds called benzoxazinoids.
The intricate control of cellular metabolism relies on the coordinated and harmonious interplay between the nucleus and mitochondria.
Going meatless is undoubtedly fashionable, as seen by Impossible Burger and “Meatless Mondays.”
Fatty liver disease is on the rise worldwide, affecting up to 30% of people in Western countries. In addition to drinking, obesity and diabetes are major risk factors.
Every system has a waste management system. The “peroxisomes” are cell organelles that dispose of toxic substances and lipids in the human body, among other things, and thereby avoid major diseases.
The human body heals wounds or detoxifies harmful substances like histamine with the help of a group of enzymes called copper amine oxidases.
An international team of scientists led by University of Vienna microbiologist Alexander Loy identified a novel intestinal microbe that feeds only on taurine and creates the foul-smelling gas hydrogen sulfide.
As the northern hemisphere experiences shorter and colder days, individuals who prefer morning workouts may encounter increased difficulty in getting up and running.
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena are investigating the previously largely unknown biosynthetic pathway that leads to the formation of cardenolides in plants.
The abundance of two species of bacteria known to be good for human health and used as probiotics, Clostridium butyricum and Parabacteroides distasonis, has been linked to high concentrations of key proteins in human breast milk, particularly osteopontin and κ-casein.
Scientists at the University of Arizona Cancer Center have made a breakthrough by uncovering a novel category of compounds that target iron, impeding the growth of malignant cells cultured in a laboratory environment.
The sequencing of the human genome promised a revolution in medicine, but scientists soon realized that a genetic blueprint alone does not show the body in action.
Investigators at Tokyo Metropolitan University have demonstrated the pivotal role of the Musashi-2 (Msi2) protein in governing mass and metabolic functions within skeletal muscle.
Histidine is crucial to maintaining milk production and milk protein content when cows are fed diets with low protein concentrations, according to an array of research that was published in the Journal of Dairy Science
Fruit and vegetable storage life can be significantly impacted by mold and fungi-based diseases. Some fungi, however, help their hosts by promoting plant survival.
New research published in Nature Metabolism discovered the pathogenic mechanism driving mitochondrial enoyl reductase protein-associated neurodegeneration (MEPAN) syndrome, a rare pediatric neurodegenerative disease.
Researchers discovered a new type of marine bacteria with distinct traits on the ocean floor.
Investigators are learning more about how schizophrenia develops by investigating the most powerful known genetic risk factor.
Yan Zhao gestured toward the trees outside his campus window on a rainy afternoon.