Volume 91 Issue 44 | pp. 30-31
Issue Date: November 4, 2013

NIH Metabolomics Centers Ramp Up

Six NIH centers have been created to provide researchers with analytical tools and services to study biochemical pathways
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE, Biological SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: metabolomics, NIH, cancer, nutrition

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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