biochemical biochemical  /ˌbaɪ oʊ ˈkɛ mə kəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to biochemistry; involving chemical processes in living organisms

Usage(s):

  1. It suggests there could be some biochemical process in the brain that both causes migraines and limits cognitive degeneration.
  2. So while their double-helix model seemed to make biochemical sense and agreed with what was already known, a wiser man might have toned down his rhetoric.
  3. In the most frigid polar waters, fish and other animals flourish, their blood kept fluid by biochemical antifreezes.

News

  1. Memory Loss and Gain

    Would it not be nice to take a pill and regain that elusive memory? We are all forgetful at times and without a clue as to how to get it better. Memory improved in mice injected with a small, drug-like molecule discovered by UCSF San Francisco researchers studying how cells respond to biological stress. The same biochemical pathway the molecule acts on might one day be targeted in humans to ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Environmental News Network

  2. Eli Lilly & Co Halts Alzheimer's Drug Trial

    Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Eli Lilly & Co has ended a clinical trial for an Alzheimer's disease drug during the middle of the study after patients showed abnormal liver biochemical tests. The company announced last week that it would be putting a halt to its LY2886721 drug trial. LY2886721, the code-name for the drug, was designed to inhibit beta secretase , which ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  3. Another Alzheimer's Disease Failure

    Eli Lilly stops phase 2 trial of BACE inhibitor after some Alzheimer's patients had abnormal liver biochemical tests.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

Quotes

  1. "By combining the structural data and the biochemical data of our colleagues at the Catholic University of America, we were jointly able to come up with a hypothesis of how this motor works," Rossmann said.
    on Dec 24, 2008 By: Michael Rossmann Source: AScribe (press release)

  2. "The particular type of rock Opportunity is finding, with evaporite sediments from standing water, offers excellent capability for preserving evidence of any biochemical or biological material that may have been in the water," said Squyres, the...
    on Mar 23, 2004 By: Steve Squyres Source: CNN

  3. Lead researcher Dr Paul Greengard said: "They all work in totally different ways, but in all cases they caused the same biochemical change. So, it's pretty convincing that p11 is associated with the main therapeutic action of anti-depressant drugs."
    on Jan 6, 2006 By: Paul Greengard Source: BBC News

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