Issue Date: November 4, 2013
NIH Metabolomics Centers Ramp Up
The task of the cells that make up our bodies is metabolism—the process of chemically transforming sugars, amino acids, nucleotides, lipids, steroids, and other molecules in ways that ultimately allow us to grow and reproduce. The systematic study of the collection of small-molecule products of cells, a field called metabolomics, offers a unique window into the effects of nutrition, disease, drugs, or environmental exposures.
If something in a cell is amiss, with metabolomics “you will . . .
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