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08/10/1883 Early cancer researcher

Otto Warburg was born. He studied the cell and its metabolism, particularly the cancer pathogenesis. He postulated one of the first hypotheses on the origin of cancer. Warburg noticed that cancer cells prefer anaerobic metabolism over aerobic. He considered this to be the main cause of cancer (He was wrong).


  • Essentials 

  • Another Nobel laureates in Psychology or Medicine 

  • Personal 

  • Biography 

  • Scientific work and Nobel Prize 

  • Survival under the Nazis 

  • Nomination for a second Nobel Prize 

  • Cancer hypothesis 

  • Later years 

  • The Otto Warburg Medal