Biochemists and Biophysicists

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Biochemists and biophysicists research the chemical makeup or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. In many cases they work on a further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. They might also study the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.

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