Definitions for "Biochemistry"
The chemistry of living organisms; the chemistry of the processes incidental to, and characteristic of, life.
The science that makes use of chemistry to learn about and explain biologically important systems.
Francis Crick and James D. Watson published " Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid " in the British journal Nature (April 25). Often ranked as one of the most dramatic results in Biology during the 20th century because of the structural beauty and functional logic of the DNA double helix. They shared a 1962 Nobel Prize in Medicine with Maurice Wilkins who published x-ray crystallography results for DNA in the same issue of Nature with Watson and Crick (" Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids ")* Stanley L. Miller published (May 15 in Science) results from the "Miller-Urey experiment". These results surprised many chemists by showing that organic molecules present in living organisms can form easily from simple chemicals. Download the article . (PDF file)
a modern classic that has been thoroughly revised
Absorption of medicine by cells resulting changes in metabolism.
A term used for the use of 'tissue salts', to treat patients with mineral deficiencies.