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Organisms often respond in complex and unpredictable ways to stimuli that cause disease or injury. By measuring and mathematically modelling changes in the levels of products of metabolism found in biological fluids and tissues, metabonomics offers fresh insight into the effects of diet, drugs and disease.

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Figure 1: Metabonomics of yore.


Figure 2: The discovery process in metabonomics.
Figure 3: Applications of metabonomics.


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Nicholson, J., Lindon, J. Metabonomics. Nature 455, 1054–1056 (2008) doi:10.1038/4551054a

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