Linus Pauling is considered one of the most influential chemists of the 20th century and ranks among the most important scientists in history. However, Pauling's work on vitamin C in his later years generated controversy and was originally regarded by some adversaries in the field of medicine as outright quackery. Slowly, though, his claims are being vindicated.
Nearly 30 years after Nobel laureate Linus Pauling famously and controversially suggested that vitamin C supplements can prevent cancer, scientist have searched for the exact mechanism. Now a team of Johns Hopkins scientists may have found out how it happens. Read more